NEW DELHI: MG Motor India on Monday launched the Astor SUV, starting at an introductory price of Rs 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom).
Bookings for the compact SUV will commence on October 21. Astor will be available in 4 trims: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
Style VTi-Tech MT: Rs 9.78 lakh
Super VTi-Tech MT: Rs 11.28 lakh
Super VTi-Tech CVT: Rs 12.68 lakh
Smart VTi-Tech MT: Rs 12.98 lakh
Smart VTi-Tech CVT: Rs 14.18 lakh
Smart 220Turbo AT: Rs 15.88 lakh
Sharp Smart VTi-Tech MT: Rs 13.98 lakh
Sharp VTi-Tech CVT: 14.98 lakh
Sharp 220Turbo AT: Rs 16.78 lakh
The SAIC-backed compact expects to deliver the first batch of Astor in November. Amid semi-conductor shortage, the company is equipped to deliver around 5,000 units of Astor by the end of 2021.
08:13MG Astor | Autonomous level-2 features
MG Astor is India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology.
Astor will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq and is based on the MG’s global platform, ZS.
A 1.3-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engines are options. A 6-speed AT does the job for the more powerful turbo while 8-CVT and 6-manual are options with 1.5-litre NA petrol.
MG has partnered with Bosch for ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems) in Astor. AI technology, six radars and five cameras equip the SUV to manage 14 advanced Autonomous Level 2 features.
The car ensures a safer driving experience with 27 standard safety features like ESP, TCS and HDC.
Among its host of comfort, convenience and safety features include 6 airbags, 6-way power-adjustable driver seats, electric parking brake, heated ORVM, rain-sensing wiper, PM 2.5 filter, panoramic sky roof, rear AC vent and front and rear armrest,10.1-inch HD infotainment system for the cinematic experience and full digital cluster with 7-inch embedded LCD screen.
Astor has 80+ internet features residing on MG i-SMART technology. On top of it, building on CAAP (Car as a platform), MG Astor hosts subscriptions and services, including maps and navigation with MapMyIndia, Jio connectivity, the first-of-its-kind Blockchain-protected vehicle digital passport by KoineArth and more.
MG car owners will also get access to music on the JioSaavn app, along with the industry-first feature of reserving a parking slot through a head unit (powered by Park+, select cities to begin with) and access to unlimited information with Wikipedia.