2024 MG Astor Becomes The Most Affordable Compact SUV In India At Rs 9.98 Lakh

Awaniesh V.S.
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The MG Astor has been updated with a handful of new features to make its overall package even more rounded. Along with that, the carmaker has introduced a new entry-level Sprint variant at Rs 9.98 lakh (ex-showroom), making it the most affordable compact SUV you can buy today. The rest of the variant lineup has been renamed as well. Here’s a look at all the changes that have been made to MG’s 2024 Hyundai Creta facelift challenger. 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  1. India saw the unveiling of the 2024 MG Astor for Rs 9.98 lakh.
  2. It is the least expensive compact SUV thanks to the new entry-level Sprint model.
  3. Ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming IRVM, and a wireless phone charger are among the new amenities.
  4. The infotainment system is enhanced with even more linked car tech capabilities and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  5. The mechanicals have not been altered.

MG Astor Price And Variant Lineup

VariantPrice
Petrol Manual
Sprint Rs 9.98 lakh
ShineRs 11.68 lakh
SelectRs 12.98 lakh
Sharp ProRs 14.41 lakh
Petrol Automatic (CVT)
SelectRs 13.98 lakh
Sharp ProRs 15.68 lakh
Savvy Pro (with Ivory interior)Rs 16.58 lakh
Savvy Pro (with Sangria interior)Rs 16.68 lakh
Turbo-Petrol Automatic
Savvy ProRs 17.90 lakh
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MG Astor

MG has introduced a new entry-level Sprint model that decreases the entry-level pricing of the Astor, which was earlier at Rs 10.81 lakh (ex-showroom). It is now the most reasonably priced compact SUV in India, costing Rs 9.98 lakh, which is Rs 1,000 less than the Citroen C3 Aircross (Rs 9.99 lakh).

2024 MG Astor what’s new?

There are five new trims for the 2024 Astor: Sprint, Shine, Select, Sharp Pro, and Savvy Pro. It was previously offered in the Style, Super, Smart, Savvy, and Sharp trims. The entrance pricing of the new Sprint model, which is limited to the naturally aspirated petrol engine, is a whopping Rs 83,000 less than that of the old Style starting variant, which was priced at Rs 10.81 lakh. Additionally, the top-of-the-line Savvy Pro trim is the only one with the turbo-petrol engine, which was previously offered in three grades.

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2024 MG Astor new features

Additional options for the 2024 Astor include wireless charging, auto-dimming IRVM, ventilated front seats, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The entry-level Astor Sprint seems to be nicely equipped also with features like LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, dual-tone upholstery, a soft-touch dashboard, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen screen. Additionally, MG added more linked functions to the i-Smart infotainment software upgrade.

2024 MG Astor powertrain options

It doesn’t change mechanically under the hood. A 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine with 110 horsepower and 144 Nm is connected to either an eight-step CVT automatic gearbox or a five-speed manual transmission. The other engine option is a 1.3-liter, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine with 140 horsepower and 220 Nm that is limited to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

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2024 MG Astor SUV rivals

The Hyundai Creta (which gets a facelift starting next week), Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, Citroen C5 Aircross, Skoda Kushaq, and Volkswagen Taigun are all fierce rivals of the Astor. MG hopes to improve the slow-selling Astor’s attractiveness by adding more customer-focused amenities to the base model.

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FAQ

Q: What is the next model of Astor?

ANS- G Astor 2024 is a SUV car, that will launch in India at an expected price of ₹ 11.00 Lakh. Astor 2024 is expected to launch in March 2024.

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