The MG Astor is essentially the gasoline version of the MG ZS EV.
MG Motor India has finally unveiled the compact Astor SUV, which is essentially a gasoline version of the MG ZS EV which went on sale in India in early 2020. That said, the new MG Astor is well advanced compared to the ZS EV Or other. SUV in the automaker’s lineup, especially with regard to the technology that has been at the heart of MG Motor India. In fact, by launching the new Concept of Car as a Platform (CAAP) connected car software, the MG Astor takes it one step further. The CAAP is essentially its new software platform that leverages technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
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The new platform will also enable the development and application of services and subscriptions and, ultimately, the software will impact the entire MG range. Then yes! This is sort of the background for all future models and even existing models. MG has also partnered with India’s largest telecommunications operator, Reliance Jio, which will provide its connectivity suite to deliver a top-notch 4G connected car stack. Jio’s 4G network will provide high-speed on-board connectivity for the Astor. Reliance Jio will provide the e-SIM and IoT technology that provides access to infotainment and telematics in real time. The new MG Astor will also be at the cutting edge of technology, just like the other models in the automaker’s portfolio, and will offer the Reliance Jio service. Then MG Astor also gets an AI personal assistant system for which Amitabh Bachchan, and Paralympic athlete and Khel Ratna Prize winner Dr Deepa Malik have lent their voices to the system.
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The MG Astor will be the brand’s first model to offer level 2 autonomous technology as well as a set of functions within the framework of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The ADAS system also incorporates features such as automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, rear driving assistance, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot detection, among others. In terms of layout, the cabin is similar to what we saw in the ZS EV. It has a 0.1 inch infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 7.0 inch instrument cluster. It also comes with a custom AI assistant, which understands natural language and supports up to 35 Hinglish voice commands. The new system offers more than 80 Internet features including Wikipedia, Jokes, News, Festival GIFS, Browsing, Online Music Streaming, On-Board Control, and On-Board Critical Warning, among others.
Likewise, it’s not much different from the ZS EV to look at. The main aesthetic difference is the radial pattern of the grille, while the electroplated tungsten steel finish looks very stylish. The exterior mirrors are heated, which is a first in the segment, as are the ventilated and power-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, 360-degree camera view, an integrated air purifier and a huge sunroof. panoramic. 90 percent of the roof is among other things, this does not lack comfort. it also has three steering modes – Normal, Urban and Dynamic for enhanced feedback.
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MG Motor India offers the Astor with two engine options. The first is the 1.4-liter (1349 cc) four-cylinder Turbo petrol engine which develops 138 hp and 220 Nm of maximum torque, while the engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Next is the 1.5-liter (1498cc) four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 108 hp and 144 Nm of maximum torque which is paired with either a manual gearbox or an eight-stage CVT gearbox. The MG Astor enters a hotly contested segment in India with Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and the new German dua Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun.
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