MG recently unveiled their compact SUV Astor in the Indian market. Astor is going to be MG’s fourth product in the market and will rival with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and other SUVs in the segment. MG revealed details regarding the features and engine option on the Astor SUV. It is basically the facelifted version of ZS SUV that is sold in international market. MG has loaded the Astor with features and some of them are segment first. One such feature is Autonomous Level-2 technology. Automatic Emergency Breaking is one of the feature in this technology and here we have a video demonstrating the same.
The video has been uploaded by MG India on their YouTube channel. This video showcases the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. In this system, the car automatically applies the break if an object comes in front of the car under a limited speed. The system detects the object which is front of the car and sends notification to the driver on the instrument cluster. If the driver continues to neglect the warning, the car automatically applies the break to avoid a collision.
AEB or Automatic Emergency Braking is only one of the features that Astor is offering. Other than this, it gets features like Adaptive cruise control, road speed sign detection, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Drive Assist which includes, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist features. The Astor has a premium look to it both outside and on the inside. In terms of dimensions, MG Astor is 4,323 mm long, 1809 mm wide and 1,650 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,585 mm.
The Astor will be offered with three interior colour options. There is Tuxedo Black, Dual-tone Sangria Red and Dual-tone Iconic Ivory shade available. It gets leather wrapped seats, multi function steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, connected car features, fully digital instrument cluster, digital key, electrically adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, virtual assistant that rotates left and right depending upon the direction where the voice command is coming from, inbuilt air purifier and many more features.
Many of these features are not seen in any other car in the segment. MG mentioned during the launch that there are as many as 27 features as standard with the Astor. This includes ESP, Auto-calibrated traction control system and Hill Descent control. 360 degree camera, up to 6 airbags are also some of the features.
MG is offering only petrol engines with the Astor. There is a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 110 Ps and 144 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with manual and a CVT gearbox option. The next engine on offer is the 1.3 litre turbo petrol engine that generates 140 Ps and 220 Nm of peak torque. This engine will be offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission as standard. MG has not announced the prices for the Astor yet but, we expect it to be launched at an aggressive price as the compact SUV segment is very competitive.