MG Astor India unveil highlights: Two petrol engine options, Level 2 ADAS, three interior colour schemes and more

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MG Astor to be in showrooms soon

MG Motor India chief Rajeev Chaba says the MG Astor will be available at the company's showrooms starting this weekend. 

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MG Astor: Features at a glance

Here's a cursory look at some of the highlights on the Astor's equipment list.

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MG Astor engine and gearbox options

Two petrol engine options for the MG Astor - a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol making 140 hp and 220 Nm, and a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol making 110 hp and 144 Nm. Six-speed auto for the 1.4 turbo, manual and CVT options for the 1.5 petrol.

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MG Astor steering modes

The MG Astor will also pack three steering feel modes - Normal, Urban and Dynamic - which will vary steering weight as per the driver's preference. 

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MG Astor interior colour schemes

The MG Astor will be available with three interior colour themes - red and black, beige and black and all-black. The driver's seat also features six-way power adjust.

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MG Astor: Dimensions

Here's a look at the dimensions of the MG Astor.

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MG Astor's AI assistant voiced by Dr Deepa Malik

Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee Dr Deepa Malik has lent her voice to the AI-powered in-car assistant in the MG Astor. 

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MG Astor infotainment system

As standard, the MG Astor will get a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as the JioSaavn app for music/video streaming.

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MG Astor unveil: Watch it LIVE

You can follow the live stream of the MG Astor's India debut right here.

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MG Astor to feature ADAS

The MG Astor will become only the second MG SUV after the flagship Gloster to feature advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). In fact, the Astor will go further, as it will have Level 2 ADAS, as opposed to the Level 1 ADAS seen on the Gloster. Read more about it here.

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MG Astor to feature AI-powered assistant

In a first, higher variants of the MG Astor will be equipped with an artificial intelligence-powered in-car assistant, that can understand voice commands and relay vital information to the driver and other occupants of the vehicle. You can read all about it here.

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MG Astor: The petrol version of the ZS SUV

If you think you've seen the MG Astor before, it's because you have - the Astor is a reworked iteration of the MG ZS, which has been on sale abroad for some time now. In fact, the ZS has been available in India in all-electric form since 2020.

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MG Astor: LIVE blog gets underway

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, to Tech2's coverage of the India debut of MG's latest offering for our market - the MG Astor. Stay with us, as we bring you all the updates LIVE from the India showcase that starts at 11:30 am IST.

MG Motor India is gearing up to launch its fourth SUV in our market, the MG Astor, which is set to be unveiled in full today during a virtual showcase that starts at 11:30 am IST. MG says the Astor name is derived from Raytheon Sentinel, an airborne battlefield and ground surveillance aircraft formerly operated by the Royal Air Force. Additionally, MG confirmed the Astor will become only the second SUV in the midsize SUV segment to feature advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) after the Mahindra XUV700, and also only the second MG SUV to feature ADAS after the flagship Gloster SUV.

What will definitely grab attention is what’s on the dashboard of the MG Astor. MG has equipped the Astor with an artificial intelligence (AI) driven robot, that will act as the driver’s personal assistant. Read more about it here.

MG says the Astor will have ADAS ‘Level 2’, which will utilise mid-range radars and a multi-purpose camera to enable functions including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, intelligent headlamp control, rear drive assist and speed assist system.

MG also confirmed the Astor will have a ‘Celestial’ grille and a dual-tone red-and-black interior theme, one of three interior themes that will be on offer. In terms of engines, the Astor is expected to come with two petrol engine options, and a diesel engine is unlikely to be offered.

The MG Astor is expected to be launched this festive season, and will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

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