MG Astor SUV spotted testing in India; interior details revealed
The petrol-powered version of the MG ZS, likely to be called Astor, will be launched in India by the third quarter of this year. In the latest development, a test mule of the car has been found testing, revealing details about its interiors. As per the pictures, it will have a digital instrument cluster, a large touchscreen infotainment console, and a 3-spoke steering wheel.
The car will have projector headlights
The MG Astor will have a sloping roofline, a blacked-out honeycomb mesh grille, a muscular bonnet, a wide air dam, sleek projector headlights with LED DRLs, and LED taillamps. On the sides, it should be flanked by roof rails, indicator-mounted ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and 17-inch alloy wheels. As for the dimensions, the car will have a length of 4,300mm.
It will be offered with a choice of two engines
The MG Astor is likely to be offered with a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine that makes 118hp/150Nm and a 1.3-liter turbo-petrol mill that generates 161hp/230Nm. Transmission duties should be taken care of by a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, and a torque converter automatic gearbox.
The SUV will come with auto climate control
MG Astor should have a spacious cabin, featuring a silver insert on the dashboard, auto climate control, and a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. It will house a digital instrument cluster with two circular dials and a large touchscreen infotainment panel with support for the latest connectivity options. For ensuring the passengers' safety, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and a rear-view camera should be available.
MG Astor: Pricing and availability
The pricing and availability details of the MG Astor SUV in India will be revealed at the time of launch. However, it is expected to sport a price-figure of around Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom).