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Old 21st October 2021, 10:34   #721
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Quick update.. I asked the RM to confirm a Red Turbo Shsrp(O) with ADAS... Would have preferred the black interiors, but Sangria Red is ok... Hope to get delivery in 1st batch.
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Old 21st October 2021, 10:40   #722
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I have done the booking payment to the dealer directly. The dealer assures that it should be enough. Now we have to wait and see!
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Old 21st October 2021, 11:11   #723
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Any update on the online booking portal ? I didn’t get an notification from MG (as promised) and neither do I see the booking page, it should have been live by now.
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Old 21st October 2021, 11:22   #724
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MG India has opened the booking process for Astor at a token amount of Rs 25,000. Link

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Prices for the Astor Savvy start from Rs 15.78 lakh, which means the optional ADAS package on the 1.5-litre petrol CVT variant has been priced at Rs 80,000. If you opt for the Sangria Red interior on the Astor Savvy, the prices further go up by Rs 10,000, taking it to Rs 15.88 lakh, ex-showroom.

Meanwhile, the Astor Savvy with the 1.3-litre petrol AT variant costs Rs 17.38 lakh and already comes specced with the Sangria Red interior. Here, the ADAS package costs Rs 60,000 more than the Sharp trim which is priced at Rs 16.78 lakh.
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Old 21st October 2021, 12:14   #725
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Looks like ground clearance is less. Will it be enough to clear some giant speed breakers? I think, 141 mm laden ground clearance for 220 TURBO (6AT) may not be enough

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(Source: MG Astor Owner's Manual)
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Old 21st October 2021, 12:25   #726
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Tried checking the booking flow on the website and I see this :O

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2021 deliveries sold out so fast?
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Old 21st October 2021, 12:48   #727
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2021 deliveries sold out so fast?
Smart marketing gimmick, only two months left in 2021
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MG Motor India sells out first batch of SUV Astor within 20 minutes of opening bookings.

Deliveries for the vehicles will commence from 1st November 2021. The carmaker aims to sell 5000 units.

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MG Motor India sells out first batch of SUV Astor within 20 minutes of opening bookings.
Our country's economy seems to be really booming. Even SUV segment cars are being sold out within minutes like other Ecommerce flash sales.
On a slightly different note :
i) I like the fact that the Astor weighs between 1200-1300 kg+. Does not seem to have skimped on essential build quality.
ii) Laden ground clearance of 150mm odd is similar to that of the BS6 Harrier (I believe) so should not pose too many problems unless one really takes the SUV moniker too seriously by traversing rocks/boulders. Bad roads, potholes speed bumps and occasional mud/gravel should be fine.

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Guess the 3000 they had are gone. This is the status message of my SA. Can be true or can be a PR exercise, like how I received the SMS, but guess this is for actual booking which opened today.

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Guess the 3000 they had are gone. This is the status message of my SA. Can be true or can be a PR exercise, like how I received the SMS, but guess this is for actual booking which opened today.

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5K units were planned to be sold in 2021 not 3K.

It will be difficult to make such tall claims, as for booking 25K needs to be collected unlike SMS booking which costs fractions of a Re.


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The turbo Astor, on the other hand, is a far better engine and I'm not sure if comparing it with CVT Hector is apt, even though the price difference is not more than 1.5 lacs. We found Hector a little too big for our use and the interiors didn't appeal either (Astor has spoiled us )
This is reassuring enough to convince me to go ahead and book Astor Savvy Turbo in black & I just said to MG "take my money!" (while paying online). Though will finalise on Astor once I TD Astor and Hector B2B for final tick-in-box before investing in a depreciating asset a big stack of 20L (~27L of hard earned money, considering I have paid 30% tax to save this money in first place!! :P)

I need to finalise our decision on sangria red vs. all black as well. Sangria red is premium which will make it standout, but I am worried on how it will age in long run. All black may seem dull, but will be evergreen (rather everblack).

Also, need inputs on whether it makes any difference to wait for 2022 model vs. 2021 model. Will buying 2021 model impact resale value? (Being optimistic that 2021 model will be offered to us)

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I had pre-booked the top-end Sharp(O) variant a week back. Here is the final quote that I received this morning from the dealer.
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... investing in a depreciating asset a big stack of 20L (~27L of hard earned money, considering I have paid 30% tax to save this money in first place!! :P)

I need to finalise our decision on sangria red vs. all black as well. Sangria red is premium which will make it standout, but I am worried on how it will age in long run. All black may seem dull, but will be evergreen (rather everblack).

Also, need inputs on whether it makes any difference to wait for 2022 model vs. 2021 model. Will buying 2021 model impact resale value? (Being optimistic that 2021 model will be offered to us)
Honestly, pre tax equivalent of 27L puts a different spin on the cost.

Sangria red is only available with ADAS (and vice versa) on the turbo. I was thinking of black leather with ADAS, but it's not an option. So I confirmed a red exterior Sharp(O) with ADAS and got the booking ID.

Similar doubts on whether to take the delivery in Dec or ask them for a Jan model. Any guess on whether they'll increase prices soon?
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Old 21st October 2021, 14:50   #734
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I need to finalise our decision on sangria red vs. all black as well. Sangria red is premium which will make it standout, but I am worried on how it will age in long run. All black may seem dull, but will be evergreen (rather everblack).

Also, need inputs on whether it makes any difference to wait for 2022 model vs. 2021 model. Will buying 2021 model impact resale value? (Being optimistic that 2021 model will be offered to us)
The all black interior looks equally good in my opinion. The red and black interior, however, will stand out and should age well. To note that ADAS is available only with red and black interior theme (I'm assuming you already are aware of it but wanted to highlight it).

The 2022 models will see price hike in the range of 15-25K (per our SA). That, clubbed with higher waiting period might play a spoilsport for some. I would rather pick 2021 lot. Furthermore, the Astor is an international product which is being sold in various markets so I'm not too worried about picking up a new model .
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My S-Cross interiors looked so ancient after MG experience
It's time for an upgrade Naren


By the way, just came across this on my newsfeed

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With Creta waiting periods gone upto 8 months, XUV700 gone upto an year and now, Astor sold out for the next 2 months, is the SUV market really that actively demanding? Or do these companies create a pseudo-scarcity?

Well, lack of semiconductor chips remains one valid reason though.

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