Prior to launch, MG Astor SUV previewed in spy shots
The petrol-powered version of the MG ZS EV, likely to be called the Astor, should be launched in India by Diwali. Now, a camouflaged test mule of the car has been spied testing on the roads, revealing its key design details. The images confirm that it will have a panoramic sunroof, dual-tone alloy wheels, and red brake calipers. Here are more details.
The car will have a roof-mounted spoiler and projector headlights
The MG Astor will have a sloping roofline, a muscular hood, a hexagonal radiator grille with a honeycomb mesh, a mesh-patterned air vent, and sleek LED projector headlights. It will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and dual-tone alloy wheels. A roof-mounted spoiler, a shark-fin antenna, narrow LED taillamps will be available on the rear end.
Two engine choices should be available
The MG Astor should 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 are likely to be handled by a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, and a CVT gearbox.
It will offer an air purifier and digital instrument cluster
The MG Astor will have a spacious cabin, featuring an air purifier, panoramic sunroof, a dashboard made of soft-touch materials, and a multifunctional steering wheel. The car is expected to house a digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MG iSmart connected car technology. Multiple airbags and parking sensors will also be available.
MG Astor: Pricing and availability
Details related to the pricing and availability of the MG Astor in India will be revealed at the time of launch. However, the SUV is likely to start at around Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom).