2021 MG Astor India Launch Highlights: Feature-loaded Creta, Seltos rival priced at Rs 9.78 lakh

New MG Astor Price in India, India Launch Highlights: The country has received one more compact SUV in the Creta, Seltos territory today, this time from the house of MG Motor India. Here are the key highlights from the launch!

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MG Astor Front-3-quarters

MG Astor 2021 India Launch Highlights: The new MG Astor has finally been launched in the country at a starting price of Rs 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The compact SUV that will be the rival to the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun gets some interesting features and hence, aims to have an edge over the competition. Speaking of which, the Astor will be the company’s first model to feature Level 2 autonomous technology along with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features. The Astor is a petrol-only SUV and gets two engine options. First, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit is good to produce 110 hp of power and 144 Nm of torque. This one is mated to a manual gearbox and an 8-speed CVT gearbox. On the other hand, the more powerful 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine makes 140 hp and 220 Nm and this motor is mated to a 6-speed automatic torque converter unit as standard.

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    14:55 (IST)11 Oct 2021
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    13:08 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    MG Astor key competitors

    The just-launched MG Astor is positioned below the Hector in the company's SUV lineup. The Astor, being a midsize compact SUV will rub shoulders against some popular players like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun in the highly challenging space. While the price and the overall package look decent, only time will tell the exact story in terms of Astor's market acceptance in India.

    12:56 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    Around 5,000 units to be delivered this year

    MG Motor India says that it intends to deliver around 5,000 units of the Astor this year and the introductory prices will be valid for all those units only. The company also added that with the global semiconductor and chip shortage issues, the deliveries remain a question mark but it aims to complete the 5,000 delivery mark in the calendar year 2021 and is looking forward to maintaining the momentum next year.

    12:33 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    MG Astor complete FEATURE LIST!

    The just-launched MG Astor is the most feature-loaded SUV in its class and gets some unique and interesting features like a personal AI voice assistant and also, ADAS. Here is the complete feature list of the new Astor.

    12:24 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    Bookings Open on 21st Oct. Batch 1 deliveries this year

    Bookings for the new MG Astor will begin on 21st October. If you are interested, you can book the SUV through the brand's official website or your nearest MG dealership. However, you do not have to wait till 21st October and can pre-reserve the SUV starting today. Deliveries for the first batch will start by November-December this year, the company confirmed.

    12:17 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    MG Astor PRICES OUT!

    Prices of the new MG Astor have been revealed and the figures start at under Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). The said numbers are introductory which means that the company will increase the prices of its newest compact SUV at a later stage. In order to be precise, MG Motor India says that these prices are applicable only for deliveries that take place in 2021.

    12:08 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    The launch event starts! 3 year unlimited km warranty

    The new MG Astor gets a three-year unlimited km warranty and there is an option to extend the same as well. The company says that the maintenance cost for the Astor is just 47 paise per km. MG Motor India has also announced a buyback plan for the Astor under which customers can get up to 60 percent value of the vehicle after 3 years.

    11:52 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    Just 10 minutes to go for the PRICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

    The new MG Astor launch event will start in just 10 minutes from now. As already mentioned, the vehicle will be launched virtually, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic in place. We will be updating all the updates from the event here, so keep watching this space for all the info. Excited for the arrival of Creta, Seltos rivalling compact SUV? Do let us know!

    11:50 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    The feature list is long!

    As already mentioned, the upcoming MG Astor will get some segment-first and interesting features. The SUV will come with an artificial intelligence (AI) equipped voice assistant, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that basically use a camera and radar to enable bits like Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and more. Moreover, the MG Astor will get features like LED headlamps with DRLs, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, electric parking brake, tyre pressure monitor (TPMS), 360-degree camera, driving modes namely Normal, Urban, Dynamic), panoramic sunroof and also, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

    11:05 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    MG Astor variant line-up and colours

    The soon-to-be-launched MG Astor will be available for sale in eight variants namely Style, Super, Smart Std, Smart, Sharp Std, Sharp, Savvy and Savvy Red. Speaking of the colour options, the Astor will get five shades to choose from and these are called Glaze Red, Spiced Orange, Aurora Silver, Starry Black and Candy White.

    10:43 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    Petrol-only SUV with upto 140hp of power

    The MG Astor will be a petrol-only SUV and gets two engine options. Starting with the 1.5-litre unit, this one is good for developing a maximum power output of 110hp while, on the other hand, you get a more powerful 1.3-litre unit with 140hp on tap. The 1.3-litre engine will be available with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, and the 1.5-litre engine will offer a choice between a 5-speed manual or an 8-step CVT auto.

    10:17 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    Why does it look familiar?

    The MG Astor compact SUV is essentially an ICE-powered version of the company's ZS EV that happens to be an all-electric SUV. For this simple reason, the Astor has a high design resemblance with the latter. As the MG ZS EV is present in the market for quite a substantial time now and you must have seen many of them on roads, that is the reason the Astor looks quite familiar.  

    10:05 (IST)11 Oct 2021
    Welcome to MG Astor LIVE blog!

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen! It's a Monday morning which most of us don't like. However, MG Motor India is set to make the day interesting with the launch of its newest compact SUV - Astor. Interesting because the vehicle gets multiple segment-first features along with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and a lot more. So sit back and enjoy the proceedings as we take you through the launch event of the all-new Astor.

    The new MG Astor enters the highly competitive midsize compact SUV territory and hence, will go on to challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, and others in the segment. Prices start from just under Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom India, introductory) mark.

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