MG Astor bookings open in India with Rs 25,000 deposit
MG Motor India has now started accepting bookings for its newest offering, the Mg Astor. Prospective buyers can book the Astor online or at an MG dealership by paying a Rs 25,000 deposit. Deliveries of the first batch of bookings will be fulfilled in November and December 2021.
2021 MG Astor variants, features, Level 2 ADAS
The MG Astor is available in four variants - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The SUV is well equipped right from the base variant onwards, the Style trim packing LED headlamps and DRLs, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Andorid Auto/Apple Carplay, leather interior trim, auto AC, ESP, fog lamps, hill-descent control and keyless entry. The segment-first Level 2 ADAS is an option on the top Sharp variants and brings with it capabiities like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning and prevention, intelligent headlamp control, rear drive assist and a speed assist system amongst others. Passive safety features offered are a 360-degree camera, traction control, hill-descent control, ABS with EBD and 6 airbags.
Other feature highlights spread across variants are artificial leather upholstery, connected features with an AI assistant, 6-way adjustable seats, three steering modes, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, e-brake, heated ORVM, rain-sensing wipers, PM2.5 filter, front and rear armrests and a Bluetooth-operated digital key for locking/unlocking and starting the Astor.
2021 MG Astor engine, gearbox options
The 2021 MG Astor is offered with two petrol engines. The base engine available on all four variants is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated motor making 110PS and 144 Nm. This pairs with a six-speed manual or an 8-step CVT from the Super variant onwards. The top engine is a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol that puts out 140PS and 220 Nm mated to a six-speed AT. This is seen on the top two Smart and Sharp trims and is fitted with a torque converter automatic only. Official ARAi mileage figures haven't been revealed yet, but certain leaked internal documents suggets the 1.5 returns anywhwre between 14 - 15 kmpl for the manual and 10 to 12 kmpl for the CVT. The turbo can be expected to do 9 to 12 kmpl.
2021 MG Astor prices, rivals
Prices for the MG Astor start from Rs 9.78 lakh for the base Sharp. The Astor Super is priced from Rs 11.28 lakh while the Smart starts from Rs 12.98 lakh. The top Sharp is from Rs 13.98 lakh for the 1.5 MT, going up to Rs 16.78 lakh for the turbo AT. The ADAS features come at an additional Rs 60,000. The Astor rivals everything from the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, to the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun to larger SUVs like the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV700. There is also significant overlap with the MG Hector.
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