MG Astor Launching Tomorrow With ADAS, Mini Bot, High-Tech Features (Update) | V3Cars

Update (Oct 7, 2021): We have received confirmation that the prices of the Astor will be out on October 11, 2021.

MG Astor will launch tomorrow, on October 7, 2021. The new entrant in the C-segment SUV space will go up against the established rivals like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. And it has a few tricks up its sleeve. One is the human-like AI assistant mini bot, which sits on the dashboard. The other is the Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities and advanced driver-assist features.

MG Astor

MG Astor Variants

According to a recent leak, we believe that the Astor will come in the following trim variants:

  • Style

  • Super

  • Smart & Smart Std

  • Sharp & Sharp Std

  • Savvy & Savvy Red



1.5L Normal Petrol MT

All except top Savvy and Savvy Red

1.5L Normal Petrol CVT AT

All except base Style variant

1.3L Turbo Petrol TC AT

All except base Style variant

Just like the MG Gloster, the Savvy variant seems to be the one, which will get all the ADAS bells and whistles. The Savvy and Savvy Red variants are not likely to get a manual transmission at all. So, you may not get all the fancy features like adaptive cruise control, auto-emergency braking and other features with the manual transmission.

Also Read: Leaked - MG Astor Variants, Engine-Transmission Combinations

MG Astor Steering Feel Selector

The Astor will come with steering “feel” or mode selector, which will change the way the steering feels while driving. Some drivers prefer light steering while some prefer a heavy feel. The Astor will let you decide how you want the steering.

You can also make it light in slow traffic with Urban mode and set it to a heavy feel for highways with Dynamic mode. Alternatively, you can choose the Normal mode to automatically weigh up as the speed increases.

MG Astor Companion AI Bot

The small screen bot with a human voice will accompany the driver and occupants. This mini bot has a 4.5-inch screen to display emotions and possibly information we ask of it.

The companion mini-bot is an advanced version built upon the chit-chat feature, which was first offered with the MG Hector and Gloster. The ‘chit-chat’ feature lets the occupants chat with the car’s AI bot to get through a boring journey with some jokes, trivia or other information. However, it mainly benefits the driver when there is no one else in the car to chat with.

MG Astor Digital Key

In case you forget to bring the key along, you can occasionally use the MG Astor’s digital key from your smartphone. The technology works over Bluetooth and the surprising feature here is that you can not only lock/unlock the car but also drive away using only your phone. However, MG recommends that you keep the key with you could end up stranded in case the car’s battery runs out or some software or hardware malfunction.

ADAS Features Of MG Astor

The Astor’s advanced driver-assist features include:

  • Forward collision warning

  • Automatic emergency braking

  • Lane departure warning

  • Lane keep assist

  • Adaptive cruise control

  • Traffic sign recognition and speed warning

  • Pedestrian detection and full auto-braking

  • Rear cross-traffic alert

  • Blindspot alert

  • Auto-high beam on/off

  • 360-degree camera

The forward-collision warning system will warn the driver with beeps if it senses the chances of a possible collision. If the speed is more than 40kmph at the time of threat detection, then it’ll slow down the car to below 40kmph to contain the impact force. If the Astor detects a potential collision threat while you’re driving below 40kmph, then the car will attempt to avoid it by fully braking to a complete stop. The car will only intervene with the automatic braking if the driver ignores the warning beeps.

Unique Features of MG Astor

Other unique and notable features of the MG Astor are:

  • 3 interior colour options (dual-tone brown, dual-tone white, full black)

  • 6-way power driver seat

  • Panoramic sunroof with 90% roof area coverage

  • Electronic parking brake

  • Auto wiper

  • PM 2.5 air filter

  • Heated outside mirrors

  • Traction control

  • Hill descent control

  • Front and rear armrests

  • 7-inch full-colour instrument control

  • Electronic Stability Control

  • Keyless entry and push-button start/stop

  • Auto AC

  • Projector headlamps and LED DRLs

MG Astor Colour Options

The Astor will come in the following 5 colour options:

  • White

  • Red

  • Silver

  • Black

  • Orange

You can also watch our video to learn more about the Astor and see how it compares with its rivals:


Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.