MG Astor Trims Comparison – Choose the Suitable Variant

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Having trouble in shortlisting the right MG Astor variant for yourself? Read this MG Astor variants’ comparison to know which variant suits your requirements.

MG has been in the Indian market for some time now and has only been launching SUVs in the market. It seems that MG wants to capitalize on the hottest selling segment in India and if they offer a quality product, it might actually happen to do so. After launching a full-size and mid-size SUV, it has now offered a compact SUV as well. MG Astor is the latest entrant into the compact SUV segment and it has a lot of expectations associated with it. With so much competition in the segment already, it might be difficult for MG to make a place for itself in this category. However, with the right pricing and optimum features, it might be able to pull it off. If you are in the market trying to purchase this compact SUV, continue reading this post to make an informed decision.

Powertrain Specs

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Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
Style 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 108 144
Super 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 108 144
Super CVT 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed CVT 108 144
Smart 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 108 144
Sharp 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 108 144
Smart CVT 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed CVT 108 144
Sharp CVT 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed CVT 108 144
Savvy CVT 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed CVT 108 144
Smart Turbo AT 1.3-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 138 220
Sharp Turbo AT 1.3-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 138 220
Savvy Turbo AT 1.3-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 138 220

 

MG Astor comes with two petrol engine options. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 108 bhp and 144 nm of torque which are respectable figures for a compact SUV. The motor is fairly easy to drive in the city and on the highway. The turbo-petrol motor would be the pick of the two because of the driving pleasure it offers and it is a versatile motor as well. Nevertheless, selecting either of the options would not lead to a wrong choice and simply depends on personal preference.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
Style Rs 9.78 Lakhs
Super Rs 11.28 Lakhs
Super CVT Rs 12.68 Lakhs
Smart Rs 12.98 Lakhs
Sharp Rs 13.98 Lakhs
Smart CVT Rs 14.18 Lakhs
Sharp CVT Rs 14.98 Lakhs
Savvy CVT Rs 15.78 Lakhs
Smart Turbo AT Rs 15.88 Lakhs
Sharp Turbo AT Rs 16.78 Lakhs
Savvy Turbo AT Rs 17.38 Lakhs

 

The starting price for the MG Astor is adequate and in line with the other vehicles in the competition. However, as the variants increase, the price increases drastically. There are many compact SUVs in the segment which cost a lot less than what MG is demanding and this might turn against them. Moreover, the top turbo-petrol variant costing Rs 17.38 Lakhs (ex-showroom) is a very big amount for a compact SUV.

Safety Features

MG Astor Safety

Features Style Super Super CVT Smart Sharp Smart CVT
ABS With EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 2 2 2 4 6 4
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No No No Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No No No Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Descent Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
360 Camera No No No No Yes No

 

Features Sharp CVT Savvy CVT Smart Turbo AT Sharp Turbo AT Savvy Turbo AT
ABS With EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 6 6 4 6 6
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Descent Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
360 Camera Yes Yes No Yes Yes

 

As one can derive from the above tables, there are plenty of safety features on offer for the MG Astor. The base variant gets sufficient safety options as well which is missing in a lot of vehicles in the segment. It has some great features like a tyre pressure monitor and 360-camera which enhance the experience for the owner. Overall, there are ample safety options available and people buying this vehicle would not compromise on safety.

Convenience Improving Features

Features Style Super Super CVT Smart Sharp Smart CVT
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Climate Control No No No Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control No No No Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Push-button Start No No No Yes Yes Yes
Real Time Vehicle Tracking No No No Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control No No No Yes Yes Yes

 

Features Sharp CVT Savvy CVT Smart Turbo AT Sharp Turbo AT Savvy Turbo AT
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Push-button Start Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real Time Vehicle Tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

It becomes clear from the above depictions that there are plenty of comfort and convenience features on offer for the MG Astor. However, the base variants miss out on almost all the features which should not be the case considering the price range. The top variants possess all the options without any bias which is a good thing. Overall, MG should include more features in the base and mid variants so that the vehicle goes easy on the pocket.

Interior and Connectivity

MG Astor Interior

Features Style Super Super CVT Smart Sharp Smart CVT
Leather Seats No No No Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric Seats No No No No Front No
Touchscreen 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 4 4 4 6 6 6

 

Features Sharp CVT Savvy CVT Smart Turbo AT Sharp Turbo AT Savvy Turbo AT
Leather Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric Seats Front Front Front Front Front
Touchscreen 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch 10.1-inch
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 6 6 6 6 6

 

There are ample interior and entertainment features for the MG Astor. When compared to other compact SUVs, it gets additional electric seats in the upper variants which is a nice touch considering the segment. Moreover, the leather upholstery inside the cabin will make it plush and premium. Overall, the interior of the MG Astor is a pleasant place to be in and will keep the passengers entertained on long journeys.

Conclusion

MG Astor is a compact SUV and is the latest offering by MG. It gets two petrol engines, one of which is a turbo-petrol motor and would be the pick of the two. However, the naturally aspirated motor is not bad in itself but the turbo-petrol motor is a more fun-to-drive option for keen drivers. If fuel economy is your priority, then the naturally aspirated motor is the pick for you. Moreover, it has a lot of features on offer but is priced slightly on the higher side and this might affect the decision-making process for certain people. From the above analysis, the most value for money variant turns out to be Smart (Manual or Automatic). There is a choice of engines in this variant as well which is a matter of personal preference. If you are planning to purchase a compact SUV, do check out the MG Astor.

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