The extremely anticipated MG Astor compact SUV is all set to be unveiled in India on September 15, 2021. Here’s every part you possibly can count on from the brand new MG Astor.
Morris Garages India is all set to formally unveil the extremely anticipated MG Astor compact SUV tomorrow, on September 15, 2021. It is basically the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) model of the ZS EV totally electrical SUV, and globally it’s nonetheless offered as MG ZS. The petrol engine powered ZS, which will likely be referred to as MG Astor in India, was first showcased on the 2020 Auto Expo. While the problem imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic pressured MG to defer the India launch by over a yr, the carmaker is lastly prepared with the SUV, and it’s anticipated to go on sale in India quickly after its official debut. Here’s every part you possibly can count on from the brand new MG Astor.
Design and Styling
In phrases of design and proportions, the brand new MG Astor will look much like the present ZS EV, nevertheless, the styling will likely be totally completely different. In reality, SUV will borrow its visible cues from the ZS facelift that was launched within the UK final yr. Up entrance, the SUV will get a brand new imposing grille, LED projector headlamps with new boomerang-shaped LED daytime operating lights and a brand new bumper. The SUV may even get new dual-tone alloy wheels much like the one on the UK spec mannequin. At the rear, the SUV will get new LED taillamps and a brand new rear bumper with fake skid plates.
Interior and Tech
MG is but to disclose the cabin of the MG Astor, nevertheless, based mostly on leaked photographs and the worldwide spec SUV, we all know that the Astor will get options like – a flat-bottom steering wheel, dual-tone inside and a big 10.1-inch infotainment display and an all-digital instrument cluster with a big MID unit. we count on it to get computerized local weather management, a rear parking digicam, and a number of the different options supplied within the ZS EV.
The Astor may even be the primary SUV to make use of the corporate’s ‘Car-as-a-Platform’ (CAAP) idea. With this MG goals to supply a spread of technology-driven companies to its buyer utilizing the SUV itself as a platform. So, whereas, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, the Astor may even include its very personal Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered personal assistant, all a part of the i-Smart hub. The assistant will get its personal show unit that may do a bunch of facial expressions, and it understands pure language and helps as much as 35 Hinglish voice instructions. You can carry out a number of in-car capabilities like opening the sunroof, controlling the air-con system and music all by a easy voice command, which could be triggered by saying “Hello Astor”. The Astor may even come with an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System) with stage 2 automation amongst different energetic a passive Safety options.
Engine & Transmission
While detailed specs are but to be revealed, the MG Astor will likely be a petrol-only SUV, and the corporate will reportedly provide two petrol engines. The first one would be the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated motor that powers the Hector, whereas the second will likely be a extra highly effective 1.3-litre turbocharged engine. While the previous is predicted to get each a 6-speed handbook and a CVT computerized just like the Hector, the 1.3-litre turbo petrol mill may solely include an computerized transmission.
Price & Competition
The MG Astor will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. In phrases of pricing, we count on MG Motor India to launch the brand new Astor ranging from ₹ 11 lakh, going as much as ₹ 17 lakh (ex-showroom).