Along with the price increase, MG Astor even temporarily loses the lower variants
MG Astor is one of the most popular premium crossovers in India. It comes in several variants – Style, Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. Most variants of the midsize SUV have an average waiting period of two to three months. However, the petrol-manual Smart variants have a waiting period of five to six months. As MG is currently focused on delivering its existing Astor orders, it has temporarily suspended reservations for the lower Style and Super variants. Additionally, MG Motor has increased the prices of its SUV range in India. So, with the discontinuation of the entry-level versions, the MG Astor is now available with a starting price of Rs 13.28 lakh.
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Previously, the base Style trim was offered with a starting price of Rs 9.98 lakh. After the price hike, the MG Hector, Hector Plus and Gloster cost up to Rs 50,000 more. The MG Gloster is now priced at Rs 31.49 lakh – 39.49 lakh (down from Rs 30.99 lakh – 38.99 lakh). While the MG Hector is now offered at a starting price of Rs 14.15 lakh, the Hector Plus is currently priced at Rs 18.65 lakh – 20.75 lakh. The top-end MG Astor Savvy turbo-petrol automatic variant costs up to Rs 17.72 lakh. However, the price of the ZS EV price remains unchanged.
Besides, Coach reports that the Style and Super versions have been temporarily discontinued as the automaker currently focuses on delivering existing orders. With the suspension of reservations for the Style and Super variants, the entry level price of the Astor has seen quite a significant increase, with prices now starting at Rs 13.28 lakh for the Smart model. With this, the base price has increased by Rs 3.3 lakh. The fully loaded Savvy Turbo variant costs Rs 17.22 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom). At the moment, the rival Hyundai Creta goes on sale in three versions – Smart, Sharp and Savvy.
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The MG Astor comes with the option of a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 140hp and 220Nm or a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 110hp and 144Nm respectively. peak power and torque. The turbo petrol comes with a single 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, while the regular petrol comes with either a 5-speed manual or an 8-speed CVT gearbox. Other highlights include the 6-way power driver’s seat, panoramic sunroof, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and a rear view camera. 360 degrees. Rivals include the popular Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun.