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Old 14th September 2021, 23:36   #316
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I can concur have received similar update from dealer in my city, that display car is expected to be available by 18th September.

My expectation is given it is weekend and in case any transportation delays are accounted for, it could push max to next week.

It will be weird if prices are released for all variants and deliveries don't start immediately.

There is one more factor to consider there is no news that MG has kicked off the production yet.

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Is there any communication on when are media drives expected? These date should give a approximate launch date.

Currently the way these media drives are organized are like a new movie release.
  • Get hands on for a short span of time.
  • Few details can be put out to public to keep the interest going until embargo is lifted.
  • Few of the media folks start cribbing on the embargo.
  • Some will get exclusive interviews with top executives
  • Lift embargo for all at once.
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MG Astor as a package looks promising although it should have got a diesel!
True, 2.0L Multijet would have been a feast for us Torque lovers. Creta proved that we still like oil burners.
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Old 15th September 2021, 09:45   #318
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True, 2.0L Multijet would have been a feast for us Torque lovers. Creta proved that we still like oil burners.
I would be more than happy if they have added Fiat's 1.6 Multijet to the engine lineup.
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MG Astor SUV has been to the extreme heights of Ladakh for testing:

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MG has successfully conducted pre-launch tests on the MG Astor in the high-mountain desert. With the lowest recorded elevation of 2,500 metres at the Indus river, Ladakh is the highest plateau in India. Most Ladakh is at an elevation of more than 3,000 metres above sea level and extends from the Himalayas to the Kunlun ranges. Temperatures range from 3 to 35 degrees Celsius in summer and -20 to -35 degrees Celsius in winter. The harsh environment and remote location challenge both man and machine.
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Default Re: MG considering petrol ZS for India. Edit: MG Astor unveiled

MG Astor dual-tone interior and a large panoramic sunroof.

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Good to see a 3-point seatbelt and neck restraint for the middle rear passenger (if this really is the Astor and not a picture of a older ZS). I'm happy MG is being consistent in providing these across its model range and not just on a few models (again, I hope it's true). I also hope ESC is standard equipment.

On a lighter note, no one will be complaining about the Taigun's red inserts anymore.

I'm excited, will we see the first NCAP rating for an MG product in India soon? However, their protocol dictates that results may be revealed only when the vehicle is available for all consumers to buy, so even in case of the slight possibility that MG has sponsored a test, results will most likely not be declared today.

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MG Astor SUV has been to the extreme heights of Ladakh for testing:
Perhaps they tested the MG Astor on both sides of Himalayas, Ladakh and Kunlun Shan. They surely can, if they want to.
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MG Astor dual-tone interior and a large panoramic sunroof.

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Yikes! What an eye sore of seat colors
Hope they also provide plain black interiors.
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All eyes on the unveil, prospective customers and competition( Auto Manufacturers) !

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Default Re: MG considering petrol ZS for India. Edit: MG Astor unveiled

MG Astor specifications revealed

First look at the Astor

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MG Astor dimensions, L- 4323mm, H- 1650 mm, W- 1809 mm.

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The Astor will get three interior colour choices – black and red, black and beige and an all-black theme. MG also says that soft touch materials have been used extensively around the cabin

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Here are some of the features that the Astor gets: 10.1-inch infotainment screen, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, electronic parking brake, heated ORVMs, rain-sensing wiper, rear AC vents, a digital key and connected car tech.

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Here are the engine and transmission options on the Astor

- 1,349cc turbo petrol, 140hp, 220Nm, with 6-speed automatic.

- 1,498cc petrol, 110hp, 144Nm, with manual or 8-speed CVT.

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There are 27 standard safety features on the Astor, including traction control, hill-descent control, six airbags, a 360-degree camera system and Level 2 Autonomous driving tech which has lane keep assist, lane departure prevention and more.

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The Astor will reach showrooms across the country this weekend.

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Source : Evo India

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Default Re: MG considering petrol ZS for India. Edit: MG Astor unveiled

Why they didn't release the variants and pricing details?
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Some of the segment first or the segment leading features:

3 colors - Black, Red and Orange (Black interiors also confirmed)

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2 Petrol Engine
1.3L Turbo, 140ps with 220NM torque
1.5L NA, 110ps with 144NM torque

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Digital Bluetooth Key (No need of physical keys)

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Longer, taller & wider than mos tof the mid size SUVs

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Heated ORVMs - Boon in Monsoon

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3 Steering modes - to add weight & feel to the steering

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Yikes! What an eye sore of seat colors
Hope they also provide plain black interiors.
3 options are there red + black, beige + black and full black.

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Engine options:

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Doesn't the 1.3 L turbo petrol make 160ps power in the ZST sold in other countries? Why the step down for India?
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MG Astor to get ESC as standard. To also get 6 airbags and 3-point seatbelts in all seating positions, although there is ambiguity regarding the availability of these across variants.

Source: Live stream of unveil
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