Gone in less than 20 minutes! All 5,000 MG Astor SUV units sold out for 2021

MG Motor had opened booking for the Astor SUV at 11 am on Thursday. However, within half an hour, the official website showed the Astor has been sold out till December.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Written By : Sabyasachi Dasgupta
| Updated on: 21 Oct 2021, 04:06 PM
MG Astor, launched at a starting price of ₹9.78 lakh, was up for bookings from October 21.
MG Astor, launched at a starting price of ₹9.78 lakh, was up for bookings from October 21.
MG Astor, launched at a starting price of ₹9.78 lakh, was up for bookings from October 21.
MG Astor, launched at a starting price of ₹9.78 lakh, was up for bookings from October 21.

MG Astor has been sold out for the rest of this year. And it took less than half an hour before the official MG Motor website flashed ‘MG Astor bookings sold out for 2021’. The booking had opened for a token amount of 25,000.

MG Motor informed that 5,000 units were put up on sale this morning, exactly what the carmaker expected to sell by the end of this year. The deliveries of the first batch of Astor SUV is set to begin from November.

Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “We are ecstatic about the response we have received from the customers. However, given the global chip crisis that the industry is undergoing, we can only supply a limited number of cars this year. We expect supplies to become better from Q1 next year."

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MG Motor had launched the Astor SUV earlier this month at a starting price of 9.78 lakh. The Astor SUV takes on mid-size SUV heavyweights like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. MG Astor variants MG Astor is offered in four variants including Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. There is also a Sharp (O) variant, which sits on top of the lineup, and comes equipped with the advanced driver assistant system (ADAS), which is MG Motor’s autonomous level 2 system.

MG Astor variant-wise key features   
 R17 silver alloy wheelsPersonal AI AssistantPersonal AI Assistant
Electronic power steering with 3 modesReverse parking cameraDigital car key using Bluetooth technologyDual pane panoramic sunroof
Leather layering on dashboard, door trim, door armrest, center consoleLED tail lampsHeated ORVMRear drive assist (RDA)
Hill Descent ControlSatin silver finish roof railsiSmart (80+ features)Red brake callipers - Front and rear
Full LED Hawkeye head lightsFront fog lamp with cornering assist17.78 cm full digital clusterR17 turbine inspired alloys
Auto AC with PM2.5 filterElectric parking brake with autohold (automatic)Push button engine start/stop with smart entryR17 dual tone machine alloys
Remote keyless entry+foldable keyLED interior lampSide airbagCurtain airbag
Rear defogger & fog lamp25.7 cm HD touchscreen infotainmentPerforated leather seat upholstery360 around view camera
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)Android Auto & Apple CarPlay speakers + Tweeters (4)Cruise control6-waypower adjustable driver seat
25.7 cm HD touchscreen infotainment Steering mounted audio controlsAuto headlampsRain sensing wipers
LED daytime running lights Electronic Stability Program (ESP)TPMSBlind spot detection (BSD)
 Full LED Hawkeye headlampsSpeed assist system manual modeLane change assist (LCA)
 LED daytime running lightsOutside mirror power foldableRear cross traffic alert (RCTA)
  Brit dynamic exterior sporty black theme 
  Tuxedo black interior theme 

The Sharp (O) variant will come with the choice of two engines, including the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, mated to a VTI-tech CVT transmission and the 1.3-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine mated to a 6-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. The price of the top-spec trim starts at 15.78 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to 17.38 lakh (ex-showroom). However, all these prices are introductory.

(For all other variants of MG Astor, check prices and feature list here) MG Astor ADAS feature highlight The ADAS feature inside the Astor includes as many as 14 autonomous features, like advanced cruise control, forward collision warning, auto emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure prevention, blind-spot detection, speed assist among others.

Besides the ADAS feature, MG Astor is also the first mid-size SUV in India to offer artificial intelligence (AI) to help incorporate a number of enhanced drive and safety features. Astor has 27 safety features as standard across all variants. This number goes up to 49 at the top end.


First Published Date: 21 Oct 2021, 12:14 PM IST
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