MG Motor’s mid-size SUV MG Astor is going to be launched on 15 September. Its market launch will happen in October next month. The petrol version of MG’s electric SUV ZS EV will see many changes in the Astor. In this segment, for the first time, level 2 ADAS (Adaptive Driving Assistance System) technology and infotainment control system equipped with artificial intelligence will be seen. The engine details of the new Aster have also been revealed.
The MG Astor will be followed by Hector in the lineup. It will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Skoda Kushaq, and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun, which have already taken hold in this segment. Astor will be MG’s fourth car, which will be launched to capture the SUV market. Its length will be around 4.3 meters. Its engine and transmission options have also been revealed. The special thing will be that the company will not give the option of oil burner ie diesel engine in Astor.
MG Astor Engine
The new Astor can be launched with two engine options. It will get a 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5 liters naturally aspirated petrol engine. Its 1.3-liter engine will come with a power of 1630 hp and torque of 230 Nm, the most powerful in this segment. While the 1.5 liter NA engine will come with 120 hp power and 150 Nm torque. The 1.3-liter engine will be mated to an automatic transmission and the 1.5-liter manual and CVT gearbox options.
The 1.3-liter variant of the Astor will be offered with sharp and savvy trims, while the 1.5-liter variant will be offered with super and sharp trims. The JioSaavn app in the Aster has been installed in the car’s infotainment system to stream music and videos. It will get an i-Smart NextGen 10.1-inch display screen, which will be connected to Honor’s mobile. Apart from Level 2 ADAS, the Astor will get features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Prevention, and Speed Assist. At present, these features are coming only in MG Gloster and Mahindra XUV700.
MG Astor Price (Expected)
No official announcement has been made by the company regarding the prices of the new Astor, but it is believed that its price will be between Rs 10 to 16 lakhs (ex-showroom).