We recently drove the MG Astor and this new compact SUV was recently launched priced at Rs 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom). At the start of bookings, the first initial batch of cars were sold in India within 20 minutes. On the occasion of Dhanteras, the automaker delivered more than 500 vehicles. The number could have been higher without the chip shortage which, of course, affects other automakers as well. MG now plans to deliver around 4,000 to 5,000 units by the end of December 2021.
The Astor was launched with two petrol engine options, with the entry-level model having a 1.5l petrol with 108bhp / 144Nm, while there is also a 1.3l turbo petrol plus. powerful with 138 hp / 220 Nm. The 1.3 l turbo petrol unit receives a 6-speed automatic torque converter as standard, while the 1.5 l petrol has either a manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.
With the Astor, there are nine variants and five color options, while the feature list includes an AI personal assistant and stand-alone technology (level 2), among other features such as a 10.1 inch touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, an air purifier, a panoramic sunroof, 17 inch alloys, connected car technology combined with subscriptions / services, etc. The Astor also comes with a digital key which allows you to start the car without the physical key via Bluetooth, in case you lose the physical key. Reservations for the Astor are now open for delivery in 2022 for now. The Astor is split under the Hector in India and is MG’s fourth new product in India while competing with the Hyun
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