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Old 19th October 2021, 18:55   #691
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Had this confirmed during the TD, the CVT gear box used is developed in house by MG as mentioned above. The TC is AISIN, so was wondering the same if MG CVT is reliable given the warranty is only three years and extendable to five. Little ridiculous as they offer longer warranty as standard in international markets.
Thanks for confirming. The CVT seems to be performing well on the hector till now, and no major niggles have been reported, also since it is developed with Bosch, it should hopefully be good.

However there can be many other concerns, so I agree, 5 year warranty would have been appreciated.
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New price list sent by dealer this morning.
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The CVT seems to be performing well on the hector till now, and no major niggles have been reported, also since it is developed with Bosch, it should hopefully be good.
Thanks. Bosch adds some comfort and MG trust its CVT, as they introduced it for hector after the DCT issues, so hopefully it is reliable. I found the CVT gearbox little underwhelming (but that's because it was after driving turbo). Maybe taking a TD of CVT first would have helped, but found CVT little growly or noisy compared to 1.3T which was smooth. Still CVT should do a good work for city use and FE. The MG guys are pushing turbo over CVT as they were fine with a longer route on TD for turbo compared to CVT. Another thing I noticed, creep mode worked well on the turbo compared to the CVT, it required a gentle throttle press. In case anyone has CVT TD plans, do share if it was any different.
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New price list sent by dealer this morning.
Bangalore prices bring tears to my eyes

This is the price list shared by the dealer in Mumbai.

Pardon the image quality as the image was shared on whatsapp.
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Astor ADAS package prices have been revealed.

Prices range between Rs 60,000-80,000, depending on the engine/gearbox combination.

The new top spec variant with ADAS package combined is called Savvy trim.
  • MG Astor now available in five trims – Style, Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy
  • MG Astor Savvy costs Rs 60,000 more than Sharp 1.3-litre petrol AT
  • MG Astor Savvy costs Rs 80,000 more than Sharp 1.5-litre petrol CVT

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Old 19th October 2021, 23:02   #696
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Astor's Car As A Platform features pricing :

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Hope at least Map My India is a free subscription with the car itself.
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I experienced the car yesterday both as a driver and a passenger. I had a similar confusion while trying to exit from the passenger's seat during my TD yesterday. However, on pulling the lever twice, the door opened up. There was no unlock button and it got me confused initially.
I need to keep reminding my parents to unlock first then open the doors but to no avail. They will always try and pull the level first, push the door, get frustrated that it hasn't opened and pull the lever again at which point I will either need to remind them to unlock first before pulling the lever or simply unlock the doors for them from my driver side controls.

I would be pleasantly surprised if MG actually put some thought into this and faced similar issues with older passengers and decided to adopt in a way that was more convenient for them. Pulling the lever twice is going to come naturally for them
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The MG dealer in Hyderabad called me yesterday in the evening to inform me that they are unofficially starting the booking process and we can book by paying an amount of 25K.

Attaching the final price list and on-road prices in Hyderabad.

ASTOR MY 2021 FINAL PRICE LIST.pdf
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I came across this picture which is from the sales training manual provided to Sales advisors at MG dealerships. Looks like another Hector when it comes to mileage.


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Can any one please help me choose a good transmission between CVT and AT? Usage will be 60-70% local (heavy and some times bumper to bumper traffic) and rest medium to long drives.
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Can any one please help me choose a good transmission between CVT and AT?
Since your primary usage is in the city, CVT would be the right option. It will also be better from a FE perspective compared to AT. AT, however, would be more fun to drive.
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Looks like another Hector when it comes to mileage.


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Interesting that the mileage on the Turbo is lower than NA engine. I thought Turbo engines were supposed to be more efficient. Maybe the CVT makes the car more efficient.

Also, do we know the kerb weight of the car?
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Interesting that the mileage on the Turbo is lower than NA engine. I thought Turbo engines were supposed to be more efficient. Maybe the CVT makes the car more efficient.

Also, do we know the kerb weight of the car?
Turbo engine is sensitive to throttle input and milage is normally lower than NA engine and of course the CVT adds another 0.5-1km to the mileage.
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I came across this picture which is from the sales training manual provided to Sales advisors at MG dealerships. Looks like another Hector when it comes to mileage.
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Why is the CVT that much worse than the manual when it comes to mileage. Despite the manual being only a five speeder.
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Any update on GNCAP? And any number for ground clearance?
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