this MG Essentially, Astor is the gasoline-powered version of the brand’s first electric car in our market—— Zhongshan Electric VehicleThe automaker is scheduled to launch production-spec models on September 15, 2021, and then go on sale in October.
- MG Astor will receive Level 2 ADAS technology
- Embedded Jio e-SIM for internet-based functions
- Two gasoline engine options
2021 MG Astor: What is it?
Astor will become MG’s new mid-size SUV product and will be positioned below Hector in its Indian series. This SUV is 4.3m long and smaller in size than the Hector (4.6m long), so it will be more capable of competing with the current market segment leader Hyundai Creta. It will also make some design changes to its electric vehicles.
2021 MG Astor: features and technology
Much like its other products, MG aims to pack Astor onto the gills with new technologies and functions. The most notable feature of Astor will be the Level-2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) function, which brings various active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and lane departure. Prevention and speed assistance.Although ADAS is becoming more and more common in our market, for example MG Gloucester with Mahindra XUV700 Provide it and Astor will become the first model in the mid-size SUV space to do so.
In addition, Astor will be equipped with a 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system Jio e-SIM for in-car connectivity. It will also be equipped with an artificial intelligence-based personal assistant that will be able to follow voice commands and answer queries from online sources.
2021 MG Astor: Expected powertrain options
Under the hood, MG is expected to provide a 120-horsepower, 150-Nm, 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine. It is also expected to be equipped with a more powerful 163 horsepower, 230 Nm, 1.3-liter turbo gasoline engine. Astor’s gearbox options will include manual and automatic options.
2021 MG Astor: competitors and expected prices
Once launched, MG Astor will compete with similar-sized SUVs (approximately 4.3m long), such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Sertos, Nissan kick, Renault Dust Collector, Skoda Kushak And upcoming Volkswagen Taijun. In terms of cost, we expect MG to price Astor between 10 and 1.6 million rupees (ex-showroom).
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