The MG Astor, the latest mid-size SUV in the segment, has received an overwhelming response. The British carmaker has reported that the first batch of the MG Astor has already been sold out.
MG India has commenced bookings for its newest entrant, the Astor, today. The firm has now reported that the first batch of the Astor has already been sold out for 2021. MG also plans of delivering the first 5,000 units of the Astor before the end of this year. The deliveries will commence from November 1, 2021. While MG has not disclosed the total number of bookings, it has confirmed that all units that were allocated for 2021 were sold out within a span of 20 minutes.
Interested customers can still book the Astor; however, the deliveries for the second lot will commence early next year. Mr Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, ‘We are ecstatic about the response we have received from customers. However, given the global chip crisis that the industry is undergoing, we can only supply a limited number of cars this year. We expect supplies to become better from Q1 next year.’
So far, it is unclear if the MG Astor will continue with the current pricing or if it will see a price revision. The prices for the MG Astor begin at Rs 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom) and go all the way up to Rs 17.38 lakh (ex-showroom).
The mid-size SUV has debuted with a segment-first artificial intelligence system and the level-two autonomous driving tech. The engine options include a 1.5-litre petrol motor (108bhp and 144Nm), with a six-speed manual or an eight-step shift lock CVT. Higher variants get a 1.35-litre turbo petrol engine (138bhp and 220Nm), which comes paired to a six-speed auto-box.
The MG Astor mainly rivals the Volkswagen Taigun, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, and, to an extent, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.