MG Likely To Showcase Astor Facelift SUV At Auto Expo 2023
MG India are likely to showcase the Astor facelift SUV at the Auto Expo 2023. Let’s discuss the details like expected dimensions and engine specs, expected launch timeline, rivals and expected price of the MG Astor facelift.
Most Notable Features Of MG Astor Facelift
The MG Astor recently received a facelift in the Thai market and the same is likely to hit our shores in early 2023. The MG Astor facelift offers an updated face with sleeker LED headlights and front grille. The new Astor facelift also gets new features on the inside and we expect the India-spec model to offer the following features:
- 12.3-inch twin screens
- Capacitive AC controls
- Panoramic sunroof
- Electronically-adjustable driver’s seat
- Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
- Steering and drive modes
Note: Know more about the upcoming Cars In January 2023
MG Astor Facelift Expected Specs
The India-spec Astor is likely to be offered with the same 1.5L normal petrol and 1.3L turbo petrol engines as the current model. In the Thai market, MG offers the Astor with a strong hybrid petrol engine. It comes with a 1.5L normal petrol engine coupled with an electric motor, which produces a combined power output of 177PS. The engine alone produces 109PS of power and 142Nm of torque. The electric motor, on the other hand, produces 95PS and 200Nm of torque. The powertrain comes mated to an e-CVT transmission and it channels power to the front wheels.
MG Astor Facelift Rivals
The MG Astor falls in the C-Segment and it will continue to rival other C-Segment SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Setlos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Note: Find out more about all upcoming Cars In India
MG Astor Facelift Launch Timeline
MG are likely to showcase the Astor facelift at the 2023 Auto Expo. As MG already have the launch of the Hector facelift planned in the coming weeks, we do not expect MG to launch the Astor facelift before mid-2023. Furthermore, MG Motor India will also launch the small Air EV in early 2023.
MG Astor Facelift Expected Price
The Astor facelift is likely to offer a fresh design along with a couple of new features. For the added updates and new features, MG could charge a premium of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 over the corresponding variants of the current MG Astor. Currently, the MG Astor is priced from Rs. 10.32 lakh and goes up to Rs. 18.23 lakh ex-showroom.