MG Motor India has reportedly stopped accepting bookings for Style and Super variants of the Astor. The Astor is now available in three variants – Smart, Sharp and Savvy. The entry-level variant is now the Smart variant with an INR 13.28 lakh ex-showroom price. This change brings the starting price of the Astor up by INR 3.3 lakh. The new starting price makes it the costliest car in the mid-size SUV segment. The Astor is now available in Smart, Sharp and the range-topping Savvy variant.
The company’s focus is on delivering the existing orders of the Astor. The dealers suggest an average waiting period of two to three months for most variants. While the Smart variant with the petrol engine and manual transmission has a minimum waiting period of five to six months. Currently, the Astor range starts with INR 13.28 lakh ex-showroom for the Smart variant and tops out at INR 17.72 lakh ex-showroom for the Savvy variant with a turbocharged petrol engine and automatic transmission.
MG Motor India hikes prices
MG Motor India has also increased prices for three of its SUVs – Hector, Hector Plus and Gloster. The Hector sees a price hike of INR 20,000 across its variants. The Hector Plus has a price increase of INR 25,000 for the Sharp variant and INR 20,000 for the rest. On the other hand, the Gloster gets the most significant price hike of INR 50,000 for all the variants.
MG Astor – Powertrain
The Astor has two engine options – 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and a 1.3-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol. The VTi-Tech 1.5-litre engine produces 110 PS of power and 144 NM of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission. On the other hand, the 220Turbo 1.3-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol makes 140 PS of power and 220 Nm of maximum torque. The turbocharged petrol only comes with a 6-speed torque converter automatic.