The new MG Astor compact SUV is all set to go on sale in India tomorrow. Here’s what you should expect from the SUV.
MG Motor India Tomorrow, Astor will announce the prices of the compact SUV in the country. It was last month that the Chinese-owned British carmaker officially took the wraps off the compact SUV. This will be the brand’s fifth product in the Indian market HectorHector Plus, gloster and ZS EV. We have already run Astor and you can find our detailed review here Here. It’s essentially a petrol-powered version of the ZS EV, and here’s what you should expect from the all-new MG Astor.
to come MG Astor The model is the company’s first to feature an AI-based personal assistant with ADAS functions and Level 2 autonomous technology. MG is expected to offer the compact SUV in eight variants with a choice of two petrol engines. It employs a new concept of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP), whereby MG plans to offer a range of technology-driven services to its customers using Astor as a platform. Is.
The MG Astor borrows its design cues from the ZS facelift, which was introduced in the UK last year. The SUV also gets a new bold celestial pattern grille, full LED Hawkeye projector headlamps with boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and a new bumper. It also gets machined alloy wheels, heated ORVMs, and roof rails inspired by the new 17-inch turbine. At the rear, the SUV comes with new LED taillamps, and a new rear bumper with chrome accented dual exhaust design. It will be offered in five exterior colors – Spiced Orange, Aurora Silver, Glaze Red, Candy White, Starry Black.
The Astor’s cabin looks similar to its electric counterpart, ZS EV And three interior theme options are available. It comes equipped with a 10.1-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch instrument cluster, a multi-functional steering wheel with chrome inserts, power-adjustable front seats, auto climate control, 360-degree camera view. , air purifier, electric parking brake and a panoramic sunroof. It also comes with a customized AI assistant, which understands natural language and supports 35 Hinglish voice commands. The new system provides over 80 Internet features including Wikipedia, jokes, news, festival GIFS, navigation, online music streaming, in-car controls and important in-car warnings. For safety, the SUV gets 6 airbags, ISOFIX mount, TPMS, ESP, traction control, hill descent control and all 4 disc brakes.
For mechanicals, the Astor SUV will be offered with two engine options. The first will be a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that generates 138 bhp at 5600 rpm and 220 Nm at 3600 rpm, while mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The latter is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol unit mated to either a manual gearbox or an eight-stage CVT gearbox. The mill is tuned to make 108 bhp at 6000 rpm and 144 Nm of peak torque at 4400 rpm