- Costs Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,200 less than the standard variants
- Misses out select passive safety features
MG Motor India has updated the variant line-up of the Astor SUV. The carmaker has introduced four new variants, namely Style EX, Smart EX, Sharp EX, and Super EX. These variants are positioned below the standard variants and are available at a starting price of Rs 10.22 lakh (ex-showroom).
When compared to other variants, the EX misses out on crucial safety features like ESP, traction control system, and hill-hold and hill-descent control. Additionally, features like blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert have been removed from the Sharp EX variant. That said, the newly introduced variants are limited only to the 1.5-litre version mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
The MG Astor is offered with two powertrains – 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.3-litre turbo-petrol mill. The former is available with a five-speed manual and a CVT unit while the latter is mated to a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Here is our detailed driving impression of the MG Astor mid-size SUV.