MG Motors India recently unveiled its next for the Indian Market Astor. Astor is an SUV based on the MG ZS. It has been said that MG Astor will be launched In India sooner than it was supposed to. MG Astor is to be launched in early October and will be available in 7 different trim levels.
MG Astor will be entering the highly competitive SUV segment, where it will go up against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and a few more SUVs.
Like other MGs, the upcoming MG Astor will be packed with many new features and technology along with top safety features.
According to the details given by MG Motor, the upcoming MG Astor will be offered in 7 different trim levels in total; Super, Smart STD, Smart, Sharp STD, Sharp, Savvy, and Savvy Red.
The MG Astor will be offered with two engine options. The first engine option is a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit with 108.5bhp and 144Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a more sophisticated 8-speed CVT gearbox.
The next engine is a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine with 138bhp and 220Nm of torque. However, this engine will be solely mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The MG Astor equipped with the more powerful 1.3-litre turbocharged engine cannot be configured with ‘Super’ trim, and it will be available in Smart STD, Smart, Sharp STD, Sharp, Savvy, and Savvy Red trim levels. Whereas the 1.5-litre engine with a manual gearbox can only be had with 5 trim level options, and cannot be in Savvy or Savvy Red trim levels.
The top-end MG Astor SUV will come with advanced features such as AI personal assistant and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). MG Astor will be the first SUV in its segment to offer the ADAS system, and it will provide a safer driving experience due to Level 2 Autonomous Driving Technology.
MG Astor includes a 360-degree surround-view camera, a 10-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch digital driver’s display, Steering mounted controls, panoramic sunroof, PM 2.5 filter, intelligent headlamp control and many more.
It is expected that MG Motors will price the Astor SUV aggressively with a starting price close to Rs 8 lakh.