MG Astor | India’s First SUV With AI Inside Launched At Rs. 9.78 Lakhs

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MG Astor
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MG Motor has finally introduced the rates for its most budget-friendly offering in the nation, which is MG Astor. The starting price for MG Astor is Rs. 9.78 lakh, and goes up to Rs. 16.78 lakh for the top-spec Astor. The All-new MG Astor SUV is the fifth product of SAIC-owned carmaker in India, after the MG Hector, HG Hector Plus, MG ZS EV, and the MG Gloster, and takes on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Volkswagen Taigun and Renault Duster in India.

The MG Astor SUV is the petrol derivative of the MG ZS EV, sharing a few design cues with it as well. But the all new India-spec MG Astor is largely based on the 2019 MG ZS that runs on the Australian and UK roads. The MG Astor receives its own special touches that involve a front a grille with a Celestials effect, split LED treatment between the headlamps, and crystalline embellishments. A few more changes on the front involve a new bumper and new foglamp housing. From the side, the new MG Astor sits on a pair of 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

The inside of the MG Astor has an upmarket feel to it with extensively used soft-touch materials on the dashboard, premium upholstery and side panels. At the heart of the cabin is a 10.1 inch infotainment touchscreen, which runs every function of the Astor, and comes compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also. The top-spec MG Astor features wireless charging. The rear passengers get a USB socket and rear AC vents. The boot space is the largest in the segment at 400-litres.

Now the new Astor holds an ace up its sleeve, and that is the Level-2 Advanced Driver-Assistance System [ADAS], including first-in-class features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Lane Keep Assist and Speed Assist.

You see it with four wheels and call it a car. But don’t fall for stereotypes.
Because this is like no car you have ever met before. Look within.
Take a peep inside and you will find out who it really is. A teller of stories and knowledge.
A friend, philosopher and guide. It will tell you when to stop. Where to park.
It can look you in the eye and tell a joke when you need one. It will be by your side always, keeping you safe.
The bond you will develop with it will be special. Man. Machine. And AI.

MG Astor. The AI Affair.

The MG Astor is a petrol-only SUV, and so, comes powered by a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated mill developing 110bhp and 144Nm of peak torque, and is mated to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed CVT unit. The other is a 1,349cc turbocharged petrol unit that churns out 140bhp and 220Nm of peak torque, coupled to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The MG Astor is offered in five different colors – Spiced Orange, Starry Black, Aurora Silver, Glaze Red, and Candy White.

Deliveries to begin in November 2021 🙂

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