MG Motor India is preparing to launch the MG Astor SUV, the price of which will be announced in September 2021. The company announced today that the next-generation MG Astor will be equipped with a personal AI assistant (artificial intelligence) and a level 2 Autonomous Driving Assistance system, which will be the first in its market segment.

Features & Technology

As we expect from the MG SUV, Astor will be equipped with cutting-edge technology and intelligent functions. Astor will be the world’s first MG model equipped with an artificial intelligence personal assistant developed by the American Star Design Company. Astor provides an interactive dashboard robot for your personal AI assistant. The artificial intelligence assistant based on iSmart Hub can display human emotions and voices and provide detailed information on each topic through Wikipedia. It is designed to interact with people in the car and even turn around to listen to them. It will also serve as a platform for CAAP -based services

Astor is the first car to receive the Car as a Platform (CAAP) software concept, which combines blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to provide customers with a series of personalized services. It hosts subscriptions and services, including MapMyIndia’s maps and navigation, Jio connections, and more. Another most notable feature of Astor is ADAS Level 2 technology, which is the first in the mid-size SUV segment. Even the powerful MG Gloster has acquired ADAS Level 1 technology. 

ADAS is equipped with radar and mid-range cameras. It will have adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane departure warning, front intelligent headlight control (IHC), rear driver assistance and other functions and other speed assist systems.

Engine & Power

The new MG Astor SUV is equipped with a naturally aspirated petrol engine with a power of 120 hp, a torque of 150 Nm, and a displacement of 1.5 liters. In addition, a 1.3-liter turbo petrol engine with 163 hp and 230 Nm was installed. Its main competitors Creta and Seltos have a 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine that can produce 140 hp, while Kicks and Dusters have a 1.3-liter turbo gasoline engine that can produce 156 hp. Astor engines are equipped with manual or automatic transmissions.