The MG Astor has just been introduced to the Indian market to challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and more. The petrol iteration of the ZS EV looks very different from its electric counterpart. She wears ZS beauty clothing that is sold internationally. To make sure the Astor stood out from the competition, MG loaded it up to its nostrils. In fact, it has a host of first-in-class features not available in other offerings in its class. In case people are wondering, what are they all? OK wait. Here’s a list of the top 5 MG Astor features that the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos overlooked.
AI-based personal assistant
Astor’s AI-powered personal assistant aims to provide an intuitive experience for passengers. The system can represent human emotions and interact with the user. It is designed using NLP and NLU technology to understand human behavior and interaction in a similar way. Also, you can read the news and tell jokes to the user. Plus, it’s ready to respond to commands to open the sunroof, adjust the climate control, or even use navigation.
Autonomous level-2 safety
The MG Astor comes with independent Level 2 technology to keep its occupants safe. The system assists the SUV with various active safety programs, such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Headlight Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Independent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Prevention, and more. You even get cruise assist, which keeps the car within speed limits at all times.
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay as a standard affair
The Astor’s infotainment screen measures 10.1 inches. It’s a bit smaller than the 10.25-inch unit seen on the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. However, Astor offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as standard across the range.
Drive modes are very common in cars these days. In an effort to offer more, MG offers three steering modes on the Astor, namely Urban, Normal and Dynamic. The brand hasn’t revealed exactly how these modes work, but we assume they will change the steering response to provide a better feel and feedback.
Integrated Jio e-SIM
For in-car connectivity features, the Astor comes with a Jio e-SIM. It is integrated into the 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit and can be used to access the Internet for various onboard applications. The personal assistant system will also use the e-SIM to share the requested information from the Internet.