MG has announced that their recently launched Astor mid-size SUV is sold out for 2021. The deliveries of the Astor are expected to start from November 1st. The booking amount of Astor was set at Rs. 25,000. The new mid-size SUV starts at 9.78 lakhs ex-showroom and the manufacturer is aiming to deliver 5,000 units of the SUV this year.
Astor’s main rivals are Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. However, the prices of the higher variants of the Astor overlap the prices of the bigger SUVs like Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Harrier.
Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India, said, “MG Astor is a premium mid-segment SUV with elegant exteriors, luxurious interiors, and futuristic technology. We are ecstatic about the response we have received from the customers. However, given the global chip crisis that the industry is undergoing, we can only supply a limited number of cars this year. We expect supplies to become better from Q1 next year.”
Astor is the first SUV in the segment to be offered with level 2 Autonomous features. It is also the most affordable vehicle to do so. The ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System will be offered with the newly launched Savvy variant. The Savvy variant costs Rs. 15.78 lakhs ex-showroom for the naturally aspirated engine and Rs. 17.38 lakhs ex-showroom for the turbocharged petrol engine.
The ADAS features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Prevention and Lane Departure Warning. Moreover, there is also Intelligent Headlamp Control, Front Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking. We have already explained what each feature does in a previous article. You can read it by clicking here.
The engine options include a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally aspirated engine produces 110 PS and 144 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. The turbocharged engine puts out 140 PS and 220 Nm. It is offered only with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. There is no diesel engine on offer.
There are five variants of the Astor. There is Style, Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. The Style variant is offered only with the naturally aspirated engine and a manual gearbox. The rest of the variants can be equipped with a CVT transmission. The turbo petrol engine is offered only with Smart, Sharp and Savvy trim.
MG is also offering a 3-3-3 package. It consists of 3 years warranty/unlimited kilometres, 3 years roadside assistance program and 3 labour free services. There is also a MY MG Shield program through which customers can choose and personalize their Astor with Protection plans and can even extend warranties.