Gone in less than 20 minutes! All 5,000 MG Astor SUV units sold out for 2021
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."
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 wheels||Personal AI Assistant||Personal AI Assistant|
|Electronic power steering with 3 modes||Reverse parking camera||Digital car key using Bluetooth technology||Dual pane panoramic sunroof|
|Leather layering on dashboard, door trim, door armrest, center console||LED tail lamps||Heated ORVM||Rear drive assist (RDA)|
|Hill Descent Control||Satin silver finish roof rails||iSmart (80+ features)||Red brake callipers - Front and rear|
|Full LED Hawkeye head lights||Front fog lamp with cornering assist||17.78 cm full digital cluster||R17 turbine inspired alloys|
|Auto AC with PM2.5 filter||Electric parking brake with autohold (automatic)||Push button engine start/stop with smart entry||R17 dual tone machine alloys|
|Remote keyless entry+foldable key||LED interior lamp||Side airbag||Curtain airbag|
|Rear defogger & fog lamp||25.7 cm HD touchscreen infotainment||Perforated leather seat upholstery||360 around view camera|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)||Android Auto & Apple CarPlay speakers + Tweeters (4)||Cruise control||6-waypower adjustable driver seat|
|25.7 cm HD touchscreen infotainment||Steering mounted audio controls||Auto headlamps||Rain sensing wipers|
|LED daytime running lights||Electronic Stability Program (ESP)||TPMS||Blind spot detection (BSD)|
|Full LED Hawkeye headlamps||Speed assist system manual mode||Lane change assist (LCA)|
|LED daytime running lights||Outside mirror power foldable||Rear 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.