MG Motor to honour Paralympics silver medalist Bhavina Patel, may gift Astor SUV

MG Motor has announced that it will felicitate Indian athlete Bhavina Patel, who won Silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday, with a new car. The company's President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba made the announcement on Sunday.

MG Motor to honour Paralympics silver medalist Bhavina Patel, may gift Astor SUV.
MG Motor to honour Paralympics silver medalist Bhavina Patel, may gift Astor SUV.

India's para table tennis player Bhavina Patel lost to China's Zhou Ying 3-0 in the women's singles final - Class 4 in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics. is the first table tennis player ever to win a medal at the Paralympics for India and the second female athlete after Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) chief Deepa Malik to achieve this feat.

MG Motor has not officially announced which car it will gift Bhavina Patel after her heroics. The carmaker is all set to debut its new offering for the Indian markets soon. MG Astor SUV will be the Chinese-owned British carmaker's fifth car in India after Hector, Hector Plus, Gloster and ZS EV SUVs.

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MG partially revealed the Astor SUV a few days back when the carmaker rolled out details on the car's AI technology. 2021 Astor SUV will look similar to the ZS EV in terms of exterior design. However, the smart and connected SUV will come with a host of features and technologies onboard.

MG Astor SUV will come equipped with a new Concept of Car as a Platform (CAAP) software which is claimed to be formed on the new age smart technologies such as Machine Learning, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence among others.

2021 Astor SUV will also be the first car from the brand with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered personal assistant system. It is expected to be capable of listing to voice commands and perform tasks such as playing music, making or receiving calls, texting etc.

The SUV will also get the segment-first autonomous Level 2 technology. Incidentally, Deepa Malik has been chosen as the voice behind MG Motor's personal AI assistant for the Astor SUV.

The new Astor SUV is likely to launch in India in the next few weeks. It will be a rival to the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos SUVs.

First Published Date: 30 Aug 2021, 09:06 AM IST
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