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Old 11th October 2021, 12:32   #511
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I don't think the calculation is correct. Creta's SX Turbo (not the Opt top-end) costs 16,83,000 ex-showroom which translates to 20,92,486 on road. So Astor should cost a little less than that, around ~20.8L.
We Bangalore folk pay the highest Road Tax in the country.

As per the pricelist I got yesterday,

Creta SX(O) IVT:
ex-Showroom - ₹16,82,000
OTR - ₹21,41,408

So the Astor will also be priced similarly.
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Good that they have given ADAS as an optional pack. Now only those who want to experiment it in Indian conditions can opt for it. Feature distribution across the models is also fair. Good job MG and it underlines the fact that we don't have to teach Chinese how to do business.
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Old 11th October 2021, 12:34   #513
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16.78 means around 20 lakhs on road in Kerala. For 3 more lakhs I can buy the base model of ZS EV. Looking at the rise in petrol prices, ZS EV makes more sense, especially as a second car. Extra 3 lakhs spend can be easily compensated by running around 30000-40000 km.

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That is my thinking as well and with ADAS it will be 23 lakhs or more OTR in Bengaluru. XUV7OO seems to be a better deal for me at this price point.
I am of the same opinion. For around 3.5L more, you get so much more on the XUV. The biggest dealbreaker in the Astor for me is the lack of space and the ride quality. The XUV has them in spades.
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Also worth noting - the pricing is applicable for DELIVERIES IN 2021 by the looks of it. That's a bit cheeky by MG isn't it? Its not for say "First X customers". How many actually get the car at this price - is completely dependent on how many cars MG decides to deliver this year. Not very confidence inspiring is it? They should have gone the M&M way IMO - given the car actually seems very very good overall!
They did mention that they expect to sell around 5000 cars this year.
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Decent pricing i would say. This will sell enough to meet MG's expectations.
Is there no Turbo Manual or did i misread the pricing list?
Or was this the strategy from the start?
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A shame that six airbags are only available on the top variant. There really should have been an option pack for those on the lower variants.
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Looks like a competent car from MG though will never buy one being Chinese and all that. Anyway, competition is always welcome.
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There were rumours of flash sale like the XUV 7OO but none intimated so far.

Also, pre bookings are being accepted by the dealers (I got a message for INR 49K from my SA) and no sign of it (pre-booking) on the website so far.

Anybody got news if there would be any such sales or would they stick to the normal course of delivery practice?
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Some information about the maintenance pacakges, warranty, and cost of ownership.

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I would say the MG Astor prices are quite competitive, given the current Supply situation. At these price points, they will be able to get the 5000 cars sold within Nov-Dec and without stretching the waiting times unrealistically (Like what we saw for XUV700 launch).

There will still be mass buyers for the Creta / Seltos (Especially the brilliant diesel engine), but the Astor will win over a few Petrol buyers with its better interiors and possibly better safety (Though Indian car is yet to be tested)

Another aspect which buyers should keep in mind is that Astor's usable boot space is much larger than Creta and also the Seltos - so please do a quick measurement / luggage test of the boots of all cars when you go to buy!

Sedan buyers will find it difficult to opt for a CSUV still as there are two drawbacks - ride quality (compared to the low slung ride of a sedan) and the smaller boot space (sedans have a good edge here).

Overall the Astor is a fresh option at a reasonable price point.
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Also worth noting - the pricing is applicable for DELIVERIES IN 2021 by the looks of it. That's a bit cheeky by MG isn't it? Its not for say "First X customers". How many actually get the car at this price - is completely dependent on how many cars MG decides to deliver this year.
These prices are only valid for about 5000 units to be delivered this year, and ADAS pack pricing will be announced later.

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On-road prices in Bangalore.

The style variant is really VFM as it's cheaper and offers a quite lot features than base Creta (12.80 lakhs) and Seltos (11.95 lakhs)


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As expected, the droolworthy Sangria red interior gets restricted to the Sharp variant only. I suspect that itself would push to the top variant many who saw that as one of Astor's main draws, apart from the massive sunroof. Of course, the ADAS is still another premium away!!
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The prices are VFM compared to VAG siblings. However, within MG's own portfolio, Hector from 1 segment above seems to be much more VFM car. Rather should I say it is steal deal at current price, before MG launches facelift of Hector in Jan/Feb 2022 with ADAS with a much higher price tag.

I am not sure if I read the strategy right. Just like Mi, which came into India with disruptive flagship killer pricing in 2014 is now selling 80K value phone, MG started off with disruptive pricing with Hector and now is slightly discounted against competition (you may argue better interiors but smaller engine discounting nullifies it).

This pricing creates further confusion on which 1 to go for - Hector or Astor or XUV700 - with top AT P variants in 20.5L to 23L range on road NCR.
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