Booked a MG Astor? Get ready for a long wait

MG has received a great response for their latest SUV, the Astor. Now, the deliveries of the Astor have been postponed because of chip shortage. The Astor was launched on October 11th and MG aims to deliver 5,000 units of the Astor by the end of this year.

Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer of MG Motor India revealed this information by uploading a video on MG’s YouTube channel. Gaurav explained that the supply of semiconductors is uncertain and dynamic. The parts that are being sourced from suppliers on weekly basis gets altered due to which MG itself has to change its production plans which causes delay.

Booked a MG Astor? Get ready for a long wait

Also, the Indian market has responded differently to Astor’s variants than what MG earlier was hoping for. Due to this, MG has to recalibrate its back-end. They are still trying to improve the production process. Customers who have booked the Astor can see their delivery schedule on the My MG application, MG’s website, by getting in touch with the dealerships or by calling MG’s help centre.

Also, if the deliveries get further delayed for the first batch i.e. first 5,000 cars then the customers will be price protected and they would get their Astor at the launch price. This is a good initiative taken by MG to protect the first batch of MG Astor customers. Till now, MG has delivered 500 units of Astor to its customers.

MG Astor

Booked a MG Astor? Get ready for a long wait

MG offers the Astor in five variants. There is Style, Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. The prices of the Astor starts at Rs. 9.78 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 17.38 lakhs ex-showroom. There are two petrol engines on offer.

There is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 110 PS of max power and 144 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.

The turbocharged petrol engine produces 140 PS of max power and a peak torque of 220 Nm. The turbo petrol engine is offered only with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Booked a MG Astor? Get ready for a long wait

Unlike, other manufacturers that reserve the more powerful engine for the top-end variants only, MG is offering the turbo petrol engine with Smart, Sharp and Savvy variants. The Style is the only variant that does not get an option of an automatic transmission.


MG Astor will be competing against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.

Most affordable vehicle to offer Advanced Driver Assistance System

Booked a MG Astor? Get ready for a long wait

MG is offering a whole lot of tech with the Astor. It is currently the most affordable vehicle in India that is offered with a Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance System. Astor comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Prevention, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist and Blind Spot Detection.

Paarth Khatri

Paarth's passion for cars started by collecting newspaper clippings when he was just a toddler. He is obsessed with cars and technology and can talk about them all day. He has an undying love for cars with a manual transmission and is always ready to drive anything with 2 or 4 wheels. Being an audiophile his dream car is Lexus LFA, considering it is the best sounding car ever made. He would happily burn the last gallon of petrol for a lap in the Ariel Atom 500. (Full bio)