MG Astor SUV to make Global Debut on 15th September – Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos Rival

MG Motor India will soon launch the new MG Astor SUV in the Indian market. Now, the company has officially revealed that the MG Astor will make its Global Debut in India on 15th September 2021. The MG Astor will be a mid-size SUV and it will rival the likes of the segment-leaders like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc. Check out all details about it.

MG Astor SUV

What Is It?

The new MG Astor will be a mid-size SUV from Morris Garages in the Indian market. It will be positioned below the MG Hector in the company’s India line-up. The MG Astor will measure around 4.3 metres in length and dimensionally, it will be smaller than the MG Hector that measures around 4.6 metres in length. The MG Astor will directly rival the likes of the mid-size SUV segment leaders like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and also with the Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks, etc.

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MG Astor SUV

Engine Specifications

The exact powertrain details of the MG Astor has not been revealed yet. However, as per some media reports, the new MG Astor will get a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that will be good for 120 PS of maximum power and 150 Nm of peak torque. The engine might be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. The MG Astor might also get a BS6 compliant 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. It will develop 163 PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. MG might offer an automatic transmission too.

Features and Safety

The upcoming MG Astor will be loaded with new technology and features up to the gills. Also, it will be the first and the only car in its segment to get the Level 2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) functions and it will come with a variety of active safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Prevention and Speed Assist. The SUV will also get a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a Jio e-SIM for in-car connectivity features. It will feature an AI-based personal assistant too.

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Launch Date and Price

The new MG Astor mid-size SUV will make its Global Debut in India on 15th September 2021. The SUV is expected to be launched in the Indian market next month, i.e. in October 2021. The MG Astor is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh, Ex-showroom Delhi. Do you think MG Astor will be a worthy rival to the established mid-size SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the upcoming VW Taigun, etc? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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