New Delhi: MG Motors India has revealed engine specifications of its upcoming Astor mid-size SUV that will launch on 15th September 2021 in India. The new SUV will be made available with two petrol engines – 1.3L turbo and 1.5L naturally aspirated. The new MG Astor SUV is more powerful and torquier than its arch rivals – Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and, Skoda Kushaq.
However, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos come with three BS6-compliant engines including 115bhp, 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol, 115bhp, 1.5L turbo diesel, and 140bhp, 1.4L turbo petrol. Compared to the Creta and Seltos’s 1.5L NA and 1.4L turbo petrol engines, the Astor’s 1.5L NA and 1.3L turbo gasoline motors offer around 3bhp and 21bhp more power respectively. Whereas, Skoda Kushaq gets 115bhp, 1.0L TSI petrol, and 150bhp, 1.5L TSI petrol engines. This results that, the new MG SUV is more powerful.
MG Motors is a British carmaker company that has confirmed that the MG Astor will be offered with manual and automatic gearbox options. The 1.3L unit will be exclusively available with the automatic transmission, the 1.5L engine can be had with either a manual or a CVT unit.
The new SUV lineup will be spread across five trims – Style, Super, Smart, Sharp, and Savvy. While the Super and Smart variants will be offered with a 1.5L NA petrol engine, the range-topping Sharp and Savvy trims will come with a 1.3L turbo petrol unit.
The SUV is reported to be offered in five exterior colour options – Silver, Red, Orange, White, and Black. The upcoming MG Astor will be the first car in its segment to offer Level 2 autonomous technology along with a personal AI (artificial intelligence) assistant system, JioSaavn app for streaming music and videos, 6 airbags, and 17-inch alloy wheels.