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MG Astor is a 5 seater SUV available in a price range of Rs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh*. It is available in 16 variants, 2 engine options that are BS6 compliant and 2 transmission options: Manual & Automatic. Other key specifications of the Astor include a kerb weight of and boot space of Liters. The Astor is available in 6 colours. Over 423 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for MG Astor.
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Key Specs of MG Astor

Engine (upto)1498 cc
BHP138.08
TransmissionManual/Automatic
Seats5
Airbagsyes
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MG Astor Latest Update

Latest Update: MG has launched four new variants for the Astor.

MG Astor Price: The compact SUV is priced between Rs 10.22 lakh and Rs 18.13 lakh (introductory ex-showroom pan-India).

MG Astor Variants: The carmaker sells it in four broad trims: Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp. Each trim gets an EX variant which cuts out on a few safety features.

MG Astor Seating Capacity: The Astor is a five-seater SUV.

MG Astor Engine and Transmission: MG has provided the Astor with two petrol engine options: a 1.3-litre turbocharged unit (140PS/220Nm) and a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated mill (110PS/144Nm). While the former is paired with a 6-speed automatic, the latter gets 6-speed manual and CVT options.

MG Astor Features: The compact SUV features a 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, panoramic sunroof, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, and a 360-degree camera.

MG Astor Safety: Its safety net comprises a bunch of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping/departure assist, high-beam assist, and blind spot detection. It also comes with a 360-degree camera and electronic stability programme (ESP).

MG Astor Rivals: MG’s compact SUV locks horns with the Hyundai Creta, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti compact SUV, Nissan Kicks, and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.

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MG Astor Price

The price of MG Astor starts at Rs. 10.22 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 18.13 Lakh. MG Astor is offered in 16 variants - the base model of Astor is Style EX and the top variant MG Astor Savvy Turbo AT which comes at a price tag of Rs. 18.13 Lakh.

Astor Style EX1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.10.22 Lakh*
Astor Style1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.10.28 Lakh*
Astor Super EX1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.11.90 Lakh*
Astor Super1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.11.96 Lakh*
Astor Super CVT1498 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.13.38 Lakh*
Astor Smart EX1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.13.52 Lakh*
Astor Smart1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.13.58 Lakh*
Astor Sharp EX1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.14.46 Lakh*
Astor Sharp1498 cc, Manual, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.14.58 Lakh*
Astor Smart CVT1498 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.14.78 Lakh*
Astor Sharp CVT1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol
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Astor Smart Turbo AT1349 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.16.48 Lakh*
Astor Savvy CVT1498 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.16.50 Lakh*
Astor Savvy CVT Red1498 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.16.60 Lakh*
Astor Sharp Turbo AT1349 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.17.40 Lakh*
Astor Savvy Turbo AT1349 cc, Automatic, PetrolMore than 2 months waitingRs.18.13 Lakh*
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MG Astor Comparison with similar cars

MG Astor Review

While we did get to drive the MG Astor around a Formula 1 circuit, engine performance and handling weren’t the focus of the day.

There is a compact SUV in the market for almost every need. Looking for a family SUV? Creta is an easy pick. Want a feature-loaded experience? Seltos will wow you. If you incline towards handling and performance, the Taigun will excite you, and if you want to tackle bad roads in comfort, the Kushaq will not disappoint. Amidst these rivals, if the MG Astor wants to stand out or carve a niche for itself, it has to do something that has not been seen in the segment before.

And that responsibility has been given to its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and the unique cabin experience with the AI assistant. In the three hours we had with the SUV, we decided to figure out if these features can make the Astor’s experience safer and more convenient. 

Exterior

There is no doubt that the Astor has the looks of an urban SUV. It is a facelift of the ZS, which in India is sold as an EV. Hence, there are similarities in the way they look, especially in the silhouette. At the front, the design is not asking for attention, even with the chrome studded grille. The way it’s been done looks subtle and along with other gloss-black elements around the bumper and fog lamps, it looks rather sophisticated. The headlamps are LED projectors with LED DRLs and below you get halogen fog lamps with cornering function. 

From the side, the size of the SUV is masked by its shape. The clean side profile gets flared wheel arches and a kinked up window line towards the back to add a bit of muscle. In contrast are the black and silver dual-tone 17-inch alloy wheels almost hiding the red brake callipers. These black wheels on the black Astor look quite sporty. The chunky cladding and the roof rails add the final SUV touches. In terms of dimensions, the Astor is the longest, widest and tallest in the segment. However, its wheelbase is also the shortest in the segment.

At the back, the design is simple and the large MG logo doubles up as the boot release handle - like the Volkswagen Polo. And alongside the Astor badging, you will also find its ZS name and the ADAS tag. The taillamps are the highlight here with detailed LED elements which look particularly good when the sun goes out. Overall, the Astor’s dimensions give it road presence and the subtle design gives it class, just like an urban SUV should have. 

Interior

The Astor not only looks good but feels well built too. The door shutting sound and all the body panels feel robust. In fact, it is pushing the envelope for in-cabin materials and feel for all the compact SUVs in the segment. The major highlight, though, is in the feeling the cabin itself lends you. The dashboard is wrapped in padded soft leatherette which matches the upholstery. The same material also covers the centre and the door pad armrest. Even the top portion of the dashboard is soft-touch plastic. All of this feels premium to the touch. 

Upholstery options in the various variants include the red + black you see in the pictures, ivory + black, and an all-black layout. And then comes the steering wheel which feels upmarket and all the controls, be it for the windows, infotainment or steering mounted, have a positive tactile feel to them. After all, there is Volkswagen DNA in them (they have the same parts supplier). The well-contoured seats feel supportive if your frame isn’t too large. The seats get 6-way power adjustment but the steering column can only be adjusted for height. 

There are certain places where MG has been a little shy in quality - like the glovebox and grab handles do not soft close; the centre armrest lock feels flimsy; and the door pads, apart from the leatherette, feels hard. But these elements are cleverly placed and won’t hamper the cabin experience in daily drives. The dashboard layout feels clean and the 10.1-inch touchscreen sits in the middle, easy to reach from the driver’s seat. Also clear to read is the 7-inch digital instrument cluster with the speed and tachometer on either side. 

Other features in the cabin are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, auto headlamp and wipers, push-button start/stop, panoramic sunroof, electric parking brake, 360° camera whose quality could be better and heated ORVMs. However, to balance cost, MG has omitted a few features that you now see commonly in such SUVs as a wireless phone charger, ventilated seats, paddle shifters, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heads up display and drive modes. The music system too could have been better if not a branded one. Especially given that the segment is offering some very good sounding stereos. 

The rear seats also felt supportive and there is plenty of leg, knee and headroom for even taller occupants. However, it might not be the best in the segment, especially in terms of width and under-thigh support. Seating three here will be a squeeze. In terms of features, you get adjustable headrests, AC vents, two USB chargers, armrest and cupholders. However, the addition of sunshades for windows would have made it even better. 

Digital key

If you, like me, are challenged by memory, then the Astor has a cure for you. Say you forget the key at home and have reached the car in the basement parking. With the Astor’s digital key, you can connect the car with your phone via Bluetooth and unlock it. A connected car system depends on a network to get this done and hence Bluetooth makes it more effective. And the best part, you can switch on the car and drive it as well!

AI Assistant

But the above mentioned aren’t the highlights which take centre stage. That is reserved for the AI assistant on the dashboard. It’s got a head on top of a plastic body that has animation. It blinks, thinks, communicates and compliments, all with cute emoticons. In fact, it even turns and looks at you when you call it, almost making eye contact, to further enhance the human-ness of the interaction. It can even rotate and look at the passenger if it recognises that the wake-up command is coming from the passenger side. All of this is really cute and entertaining, and the kids in the family will love it. 

Now let’s talk about functionality. This assistant, like most others we have seen, responds to Hinglish voice commands. It can control car functions like the sunroof, driver side window, climate control, calls, navigation and media. It can also look up answers to generic questions online much like Alexa or Google assistant. And also, it can tell jokes and greet you at festivals. 

Out of all of these, the ones that you might see yourself using are calls and maybe climate control. Others are just pure novelty and will wear off with time. As far as response time is concerned, the in-car functions happen quickly but the internet-based features depend on your internet connectivity. The assistant also, at times, won’t look at you when you call it. And while the head-turning is cute, it makes a simple act more complicated and later starts to feel unnecessary, especially when it doesn’t happen. Overall, the experience of using the Assistant will be fun and one that kids will enjoy the most. But you can eventually outgrow it. 

Safety

The Astor has all the usual safety features in place like 6 airbags, all 4 disc brakes, ABS + EBD + Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Hold Control (HHC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), ISOFIX child seat anchors and even a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). 

But, the limelight here is stolen by the Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance System or ADAS. That is because while the airbags will protect you in the event of a crash, the ADAS adds a layer of protection to prevent the accident from actually happening in the first place. It uses a front-facing radar and a camera to offer 6 key features - Lane Keep Assist, Speed Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Drive Assist, Forward Collision Prevention and Intelligent Headlamp Control. We got to experience all but the last two of these features on our drive and here is how they work. 

1. Lane Keep Assist

The function of the lane keep assist is to prevent you from accidentally drifting across your lane. The minimum speed to activate this feature is 60kmph and it is available in three modes: warning, prevention and assist. In warning mode, the car will just give you a warning by slightly vibrating the steering to tell you that you have started drifting across the lane. In prevention mode, the car will steer itself back in lane if you get close to the lane marking. And finally, in assist mode, the Astor will actively remain in the middle of the lane with mild steering corrections. This function works well on well-marked lanes and the steering correction is smooth so it won’t scare you when the car steers itself. 

2. Speed Assist System

This function works like a speed limiter and comes with 2 modes: manual and intelligent. In the manual mode, you can set the desired speed limit over 30kmph and the Astor will not exceed it, even with heavier throttle input. In the intelligent mode, the Astor will read the road signs for speed limits and if your vehicle is travelling above that speed, will automatically slow it down to get within the legal limit even with the same throttle input. This reduction in speed happens very gradually so as to not cause an incident with the cars following you. The speed will later increase gradually when the speed limit increases. This system can be overridden by full-throttle input if you want to accelerate, which is a good thing when you want to execute quick overtakes. 

3. Adaptive Cruise Control

A function commonly seen in luxury cars, this feature has the ability to keep a safe distance from the car in front while using cruise control. If your speed is set at 70kmph and the car in front slows down, the Astor will also slow down, maintaining a safe distance. Even if the car in front comes to a complete stop, the Astor will stop behind it and start moving again when the car in front starts (within 3 seconds). Once the road is clear, it will resume its set cruise speed. This function too works seamlessly, but the acceleration and braking felt a little aggressive. 

4. Rear Drive Assist

Unlike the other three which will majorly be used on the highways, this feature will be useful in the city as well. The first part of this feature will help you reverse out of parking spaces safely. When you are reversing out from being parked between two cars, the sensors will warn you if there is a vehicle approaching along with the direction it is approaching from. The other two features are blind-spot monitoring and lane change warning, which let you know if there is a car coming from behind you by flashing a light on the ORVMs. 

Overall, these certainly do add a layer of awareness to your driving, making them safer, but we’d like to test the experience not under controlled conditions but in the real world to know how ADAS responds to erratic Indian traffic conditions.   

Performance

While our drive was focused on the ADAS and AI experience, we did get to drive a few laps around the famed Buddh International Circuit. And though we understand that your Astor might never see the tarmac of a race track, some qualities of the Astor’s drive did get highlighted which will remain true in the real world as well. We got our hands on the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol which makes 140PS of power and 220Nm of torque. It only comes mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The other engine option available is 1.5-litre petrol which makes 110PS of power and 144Nm of torque. It can be had with a 5-speed MT and an optional 8-speed CVT automatic. 

The Astor’s power delivery is smooth. This, right from the pickup, gives you a nice and linear acceleration. Start going on the throttle and the Astor builds speed in a strong manner. And because this is a torque converter automatic, the turbo lag is taken care of and you don't struggle for power while cruising in the city. Start going heavier on the throttle and the same linear acceleration greets you. It’s not very exciting but there is ample pull for overtakes. And even beyond, the Astor keeps on going. At BIC, we recorded a 0-100kmph time of 10.76 seconds, which is impressive. And the Astor kept pulling ahead as well, with a recorded top speed of 164.33kmph. So be it city commuting or highway touring, the Astor, at least in its turbo guise, will manage it without breaking a sweat. Even the transmission, though a bit slow to shift on a racetrack, should feel fine in the city. Here, drive modes could have helped the Astor have a better dual personality. 

Ride and handling

The Astor feels very safe to handle. The steering has three modes and the heaviest one imparts good confidence around corners. It feels communicative and lets you know how much grip you have left. While the Astor is not a corner carver it can still hold a line without much understeer, and will feel safe and fun on a twisty mountain road. The body roll remains in check, which means less nagging from the passengers. 

An F1 racing circuit is definitely no place to test ride comfort, but we did manage to get on roads around the circuit, which were still well-paved but did have different sizes of speed breakers. The comfortable tune of the suspension kept us well-cushioned and it even worked silently. These positive impressions did leave us wanting more, but that will only happen once we get the Astor for a thorough road test. 

Verdict

Do the ADAS and the AI assistant add to the experience of the Astor? Absolutely yes. The ADAS will help keep you aware of your surroundings and not only help prevent crashes at highway speeds but also keep you away from small fender benders in daily drives. The Bluetooth key is a nice addition and is more efficient than a connected car system. Though cute and fun for kids, the AI Assistant doesn’t add any functionality that you need in a car. 

The Astor is managing to stand out in the segment with its looks, tech and upmarket cabin experience. And the rest of the elements like drive and comfort are also looking promising. We will drive it in the real world before we pass a final verdict though. The only chink in its armour is looking to be the cabin width for three at the back, boot space and missing headline features. However, with prices starting from Rs 9.78 lakh and going to Rs 17.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Astor is a solid value-for-money package and among the favourites to pick in the segment.

Pros & Cons of MG Astor

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The Astor manages to stand out in the segment with its looks, tech and upmarket cabin experience. And the rest of the elements like drive and comfort look promising as well.

Things We Like

  • Premium interior cabin quality
  • Advanced features like ADAS and AI assistant
  • Refined and powerful turbo-petrol engine
  • Classy looks

Things We Don't Like

  • Missing some premium features like ventilated seats and a wireless charger
  • Rear cabin width not ideal for three passengers
  • No diesel engine option

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Specification of MG Astor

Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1349
No. of cylinder3
Max Power (bhp@rpm)138.08bhp@5600rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)220nm@3600rpm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeAutomatic
Fuel Tank Capacity45.0
Body TypeSUV

MG Astor User Reviews

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  • Very Comfortable Car

    It is very comfortable, and the interior looks very nice. I suggest this car it is better than Kia.

    By user
    On: Aug 07, 2022 | 24 Views
  • Loaded With Ample Features

    I bought MG Astor one month back. It comes loaded with ample features. Well, a built and stable car, improvement in mileage definitely will make this ...Read More

    By jyothish menon
    On: Jul 15, 2022 | 11554 Views
  • Needs To Improve Performance On Highway

    It's a good car to drive with a stylish look and comfort. It is easier to drive in the city with this and the highway performance definitely needs to improve.

    By astoruser
    On: Jul 03, 2022 | 177 Views
  • Great Car

    The design of this car is very appealing, and the colour especially turns heads. It is an SUV but gives me a feeling of a compact car being a tall person. I am a person w...Read More

    By uday
    On: Jun 15, 2022 | 12622 Views
  • One Of The Best Smart Car

    One of the best smart cars in this price range. It is great for driving in urban areas. The maintenance of the vehicle is pretty low, and the performance is ama...Read More

    By kaku baruau
    On: Jun 14, 2022 | 7037 Views
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MG Astor 2022 has 4 video of its detailed review, pros & cons, comparison & variant explained,test drive experience, features, specs, interior & exterior details and more. Watch our Latest Hindi video of MG Astor to know price, safety features & more.

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MG Astor Colours

MG Astor car is available in 6 different colors. View all car images with different colour options on Cardekho.

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  • While we did get to drive the MG Astor around a Formula 1 circuit, engine performance and handling weren’t the focus of the day.

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What is the exact on-road price of MG Astor?

The on-road price of Astor in Delhi starts at Rs. 11,56,777. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which car is better Astor or Creta?

Astor price starts at Rs 10.22 Lakh ex-showroom and Creta price starts Rs 10.44 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for MG Astor?

MG Astor EMI starts at ₹ 22,159 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 10.47 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 1.16 Lakh.

Is MG Astor a 4x4?

MG Astor does not offer 4 wheel drive transmission in Indian Market. Check more specifications of Astor on CarDekho.

Is MG Astor a 5 or 7 seater SUV?

MG Astor is a 5 seater car, Which is priced at Rs 10.22 Lakh. Check more 5 seater SUV options on CarDekho.

What are the colour options of MG Astor?

Spice Orange Metallic,Starry Black,Aurora Silver,Glaze Red,Candy White are the colour options of Astor.

Is MG Astor is a 7 Seater Car?

No, the MG Astor isn't a 7 seater car. You can choose a 7 seater car on CarDekho.

How many speaker are in MG Astor Style variant?

niketan asked on 1 Jul 2022

The MG Astor Style variant has 4 speakers.

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Which car is better between MG Astor and Jeep Compass?

Aneesh asked on 10 May 2022

The Astor is managing to stand out in the segment with its looks, tech and upmar...

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Which models has ADAS and AI bot

Kunal asked on 5 Mar 2022

MG Astor features ADAS and AI bot in only one variant i.e. MG Astor Savvy.

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Which car to choose, Astor and Taigun?

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Both the cars are good in their forte. The Astor manages to stand out in the seg...

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Is camera offered by the company in style variant?

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MG Astor Style is not equipped with a rear camera.

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MG Astor Price in India

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MumbaiRs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh
BangaloreRs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh
PuneRs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh
KolkataRs. 10.22 - 18.13 Lakh
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