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2021 MG Astor SUV – Variant Details

The highly-awaited MG Astor has finally been launched in India at a highly competitive price range of Rs 9.78 lakh to Rs 17.38 lakh (ex-showroom). However, it is worth noting that these prices are introductory that will be applicable to the first batch of 5,000 units of the SUV. It is available in five variants and two engine options. Here's take a look at the engine specifications of the MG Astor SUV: – 

MG Astor variants

 

1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol

1.3-litre turbocharged petrol

No of Cylinders 4 4

Max Power

110PS

140PS

Max Torque 

144Nm

220Nm

Transmission Option

6-speed manual / 8-step CVT automatic

6-speed torque converter automatic

* Style variant only comes with manual gearbox, whereas all other trims get both transmission options.

Colour Options

The Astor is available in five monotone color options – Spiced Orange, Aurora Silver, Glaze Red, Candy White, and Starry Black. Its interior, on the other hand, can be spiced up with any of these three color schemes – dual-tone Sangria Red, dual-tone Iconic Ivory, and Tuxedo Black.

Dimensions

Length 4323mm
Width 1809mm
Height 1650mm
Wheelbase 2585mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 48-liters (NA engine), 45-litres (turbo-engine)
No of Seats 5

 

Variant-wise Features

1. MG Astor STYLE

Powertrain  Introductory Price
1.5-litre NA Petrol (Manual) Rs 9.78 lakh

 

Key Features: – 

  • LED headlamps with daytime running lamps
  • 16-inch steel wheels with cover
  • Leather upholstery on the dashboard with dual-stitching, door trim, door armrest, and central console
  • Three steering modes – Normal, Urban, and Dynamic
  • Tilt adjustment function for the steering wheel
  • 10.1-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 4-Speakers 
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn-indicators
  • Auto climate control with PM 2.5 Filter
  • Rear AC vents
  • Rear defogger & foglamp
  • Remote keyless entry with foldable key 
  • All-four-disc brakes 
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Hill Hold and descent control 
  • Traction Control
  • Dual-front airbags
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Speed-sensing door lock

Verdict: – The Astor Style is a well-loaded entry variant and could be your ideal choice if you're tight on your budget. 

2. MG Astor SUPER

Powertrain Introductory Price
1.5-litre NA Petrol (Manual) Rs 11.28 lakh
1.5-litre NA Petrol (CVT) Rs 12.68 lakh

 

Key Features (Over Style variant): – 

  • Front fog lamps with cornering assist
  • 17-inch silver alloy wheels
  • LED taillights
  • Satin silver finish roof rails
  • LED interior lamp
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Electric parking brake with Auto-hold function (CVT only)

Verdict: – The price premium of Rs 1.5 lakh isn't justified considering the additional features it gets over the Style variant. 

3. MG Astor SMART

Powertrain Introductory Price
1.5-litre NA Petrol (Manual) Rs 12.98 lakh
1.5-litre NA Petrol (CVT) Rs 14.18 lakh
1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol (AT) Rs 15.88 lakh

 

Key Features (Over Super variant): – 

  • 7-inch digital driver display
  • Personal AI Assistant
  • Heated ORVMs
  • i-Smart connected car technology (80+ features)
  • Digital car key via Bluetooth
  • Smart keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Side airbag
  • Perforated leather seat upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Auto headlamps
  • Manual mode for Speed Assist System
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Tuxedo Black interior theme (turbo only)
  • Brit Dynamic Black exterior theme (turbo only)

Verdict: – Significant jump in price when compared to the Super trim, but packs good premium features. 

4. MG Astor SHARP

Powertrain Introductory Price
1.5-litre NA Petrol (Manual) Rs 13.98 lakh 
1.5-litre NA Petrol (CVT) Rs 14.98 lakh
1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol (AT) Rs 16.78 lakh 

 

Key Features (Over Smart variant): – 

  • Red brake calipers (turbo only)
  • 17-inch turbine-inspired alloy wheel design (turbo only)
  • 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof
  • Rear-drive assist
  • Curtain airbag
  • 360-degree camera
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Lane change assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Verdict: – The second from the top Sharp variant of the Astor is loaded with all the whistles and the bells. However, in a very surprising move, the brand has missed out on the ventilation function for the front seats and auto-dimming IRVM.

5. MG Astor SAVVY

Powertrain Introductory Price
1.5-litre NA Petrol (CVT) Rs 15.78 lakh
1.5-litre NA Petrol (CVT) in Red Sangria Colour Rs 15.88 lakh
1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol (AT) Rs 17.38 lakh

 

Key Features (Over Sharp variant): – Level-2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that comprises active safety features like adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping/departure assist, pilot assist, high-beam assist, front collision warning, etc. 

Verdict: – The top-spec Astor Savvy trim comes with all the features of the Sharp variant along with the Level-2 ADAS active safety features that detect nearby obstacles and driver errors, and responds accordingly. The Astor is the most affordable car in the Indian market to come with this technology. It will surely enhance your overall driving experience and make your journey more secured.

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