The mid-size SUV segment topper –  the Hyundai Creta has been nothing short of a blockbuster in the Indian car market. Though the Korean SUV has rivals in the market which fall under the same price bracket, the statistics suggest that Creta is one of the most selling SUVs in India. However, we are soon expecting another addition to Creta’s rival list and this time from the Morris Garages’ stable. After the successful stab of the MG Hector, Gloster and the ZS EV, the automaker is now gearing up for another launch in the market, the MG Astor. The Astor will compete in the C-SUV segment which is currently dominated by the Korean SUVs, Creta and Seltos. In today’s article, we will have a look at this Rs 9 lakh Hyundai Creta competition SUV.

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The Astor’s design elements are likely to be in line with the MG ZS EV. The SUV is expected to get a sharper look with the LED taillamps and slimmer look in the front. A hexagonal-shape honeycomb grille with new bumpers and faux skid plates will also be equipped for this SUV. With a new set of alloys in the Astor, it will be subtly distinct from its battery-powered sibling.


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The Astor will have its own set of unique elements inside the cabin. The touchscreen infotainment setup will be a floating unit, adjustable headrests will be provided to all passengers and the centre console buttons will be new in the Astor.

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The kit on offer is expected to include a 10.1-inch infotainment system with connectivity features like wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Hector’s i-SMART connected car technology, voice command support, a panoramic sunroof, fully digital instrument cluster, electronic parking brake with auto hold and ventilated seats.


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The Astor is likely to feature a 1.5-litre petrol engine which will come mated to a six-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. The motor is capable of producing 118bhp and 150Nm of torque. Also on offer will be a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine which will produce 161bhp and 230Nm of torque, it will be governed by a six-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox.

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Launch timeline and pricing

The Astor is expected to be launched by early 2022. Talking about its price bracket, we expect the price tag to be somewhere around Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom) as it will be placed competitively against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Skoda Kushaq. With this pricing, MG will definitely aim to undercut the Hyundai Creta.

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