Morris Garages India is all set to unveil the long-awaited MG Astor compact SUV today, and we’ll be bringing you all the live updates here. It is the fourth SUV to be launched by the brand in India after the Hector range, ZS EV and the Gloster. Having said that, the Astor is essentially the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) version of the ZS EV fully electric SUV with a new name and a host of new and updated features. In fact, the new MG Astor is set to be one of the carmaker’s most tech-oriented SUVs in India offering features like an AI-powered personal assistant and ADAS with level 2 autonomous tech.
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In terms of design and proportions, the new MG Astor will look similar to the existing ZS EV, however, the styling will be entirely different. In fact, SUV will borrow its visual cues from the ZS facelift that was launched in the UK last year. MG is yet to reveal the cabin of the MG Astor, however, based on leaked photos and the global spec SUV, we know that the Astor will get features like – a flat-bottom steering wheel, dual-tone interior and a large 10.1-inch infotainment screen and an all-digital instrument cluster with a large MID unit.
The Astor will also be the first SUV to employ the company’s ‘Car-as-a-Platform’ (CAAP) concept. With this MG aims to offer a range of technology-driven services to its customer using the SUV itself as a platform. So, while, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, the Indianised personal assistant gets its own display unit that can do a bunch of facial expressions, and it understands natural language and supports up to 35 Hinglish voice commands.