MG Astor gets costlier by Rs. 10,000: Check revised prices
MG Motor has increased the prices of the Astor in India by Rs. 10,000 for the entire range. This happens to be the second hike for the model in recent months. Much like every other manufacturer, the British carmaker is also hit by the ongoing global semiconductor shortage. This, along with a rise in input costs, has resulted in price revision for the SUV.
Why does this story matter?
MG Motor is a heritage British automaker with a rich history of over 90 years. The brand was best known for its open-top two-seater sports cars in the early 1960s. The Astor is essentially a revised version of the ZS crossover, which also spawned the capable ZS EV. The SUV has received a total price hike of up to Rs. 56,000 within four months.
The SUV has a chrome-studded grille and 17-inch wheels
The MG Astor has a typical crossover styling and features a sculpted hood, a chrome-studded hexagonal grille, swept-back projector LED headlamps, skid plates, and a wide air dam. The SUV is flanked on the sides by roof rails, blacked-out pillars, ORVMs, flared wheel arches with black cladding, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Wrap-around LED taillights and a shark-fin antenna are available at the rear end.
It is offered with two powertrain options
The Astor is backed by a 1.5-liter, naturally-aspirated petrol engine that churns out 108hp/144Nm, and a 1.3-liter, inline-triple, turbo-petrol mill that develops 138hp/220Nm. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque converter automatic, or a CVT gearbox.
The car features a panoramic sunroof and leatherette upholstery
On the inside, the Astor has a spacious five-seater cabin with a dual-tone dashboard and leatherette upholstery. It features a panoramic sunroof, a digital personal assistant, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SUV packs a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment panel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Passengers' safety is ensured by six airbags, ABS, and ADAS functions.
MG Astor: Pricing
The MG Astor now starts at Rs. 10.32 lakh for the base Style EX 1.5 MT variant and goes up to Rs. 18.23 lakh for the top-of-the-line Savvy 1.3 Turbo AT S Red trim (all prices, ex-showroom) in India.