MG Motor India recently unveiled its upcoming C-segment SUV, Astor in India. MG has equipped this SUV with some best and first-in-class features, including 80+ connected features and Level-2 ADAS. The car has also been equipped with personal AI assistance, which is Astor's biggest highlight. Here's a MG Astor vs Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta comparison to give you an idea of how the new model stacks up against its chief rivals.
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MG Astor vs Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta comparison Dimensions
MG has built its new Astor on the ZS EV platform, obviously smaller than its Hector but proportionate to other similar c-segment SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the latest Skoda Kushaq.
On comparing the dimensions of the car, Astor is 4323 mm in length, 1809 mm in width with a wheelbase of 2585 mm. Considering the length and width of the three SUVs, Creta is 4300 mm in length and 1790 mm wide whereas Seltos is 4315 mm in length and 1800 mm wide.
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The other two SUVs, Creta and Seltos, have a longer wheelbase of 2610 mm than that of Astor. The reason why MG Astor looks a bit bigger than the other two is its crossover design language. MG has set a good ground clearance for its Astor which is better than the other two.
|DIMENSION (in MM)||MG ASTOR||HYUNDAI CRETA||KIA SELTOS|
Engine Specifications and Transmission Choices
MG Astor is available with two engine options, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which produces 110 ps of maximum power and 144 Nm of peak torque and 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine which churns out 140 Ps of maximum power and 220 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are mated to a six-speed manual, CVT and automatic transmission as well.
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On the other hand, Hyundai offers three engine availability with its Creta, 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual and automatic transmission, 1.5-litre MPi petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual and IMT and 1.4-litre Kappa Turbo GDi petrol engine mated to a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission.
Kia Seltos, the best-selling car of Kia in its cars lineup, is available in two engine options. 1.5-litre Smartstream G petrol engine and 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel engine.
|MG ASTOR||1.5 AND 1.3 PETROL||6-SPEED MT / AUTOMATIC||110 AND 140||144|
|HYUNDAI CRETA||1.5 PETROL/DIESEL1.4 PETROL||MANUAL / AUTOMATIC||115|
|KIA SELTOS||1.5 PETROL/DIESEL1.4 PETROL||6MT / IVT / 7DCT||115|
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MG Astor vs Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta comparison Dimensions Features
Almost every automotive carmaker is ready to supply a full package of features in its BS6 cars. Hyundai was the only player in the industry to offer best-in-class segment-first features since then. Now the competition is getting harder with the evolution of upcoming updated technologies.
The South Korean giants, Hyundai and Kia offer an exclusive list of features with its Creta and Seltos. Hyundai Creta comes with a panoramic sunroof, air purifier, ventilated seats, connected tech with a huge touchscreen infotainment system. Kia Seltos is also no less, it offers the most advanced connected car experience with over 58 smart features, voice controlled sunroof and driver?s window for a convenient drive experience and more.
On the other hand, MG is on another level to grab its presence in the market. It has a pre-installed AI-supported voice assistant, panoramic roof, connected infotainment system with i-Smart hub which includes features like MapmyIndia, Park+, Koinearth and more. MG has made its Astor safer by installing segment-first Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) level two safety features. It also offers adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane departure warning and more. Astor is equipped with 14 first-in-segment features.
MG has designed Astor with an impressive glance. It has a striking front fascia with the all-new celestial grille and other signature MG elements make it a youth-oriented car. The car is designed and styled to give it a bolder stance with those redesigned bumpers and bonnet.
All three SUVs come equipped with a complete LED package which includes headlamps and taillamps. Hyundai Creta, a known SUV in the Indian market, now comes with the latest design language. From every angle, the car looks muscular, sporty, and has a confident road presence. Creta comes with Halogen projector headlamps, LED MFR headlamps and DRLs, and that cascading grille is just another eye-catching one.
Kia Seltos on the other hand provides high-strength steel and adhesives for premium safety to reduce the impact on the car in case of an accident. Seltos has a very advanced and attractive design language with a captivating presence. It has a distinctive tiger nose grille and boulder shoulder lines running all over the SUV.
Astor has a luxurious cabin with premium leather upholstery and sophisticated comfort. The SUV has a dual tone Sangria Red interior theme, full-digital cockpit, 25.7 cm full touch screen infotainment system with i-Smart connected car features, electronic power steering with adjustable modes, panoramic sunroof, six-way power adjustable seats, auto headlamps, five USB charging ports and 1 power outlet as well.
Hyundai Creta comes with convenient and upgraded interiors. It now gets a duo-tone interior theme with an all-new dash layout and a huge center console, an e-sim is installed in the car for connected tech, and newly designed air vents. It also offers a sportier steering wheel design and a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster.
Kia Seltos is a room for everything. It has unbeatable technology, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree camera view, smart 8.0 heads-up display, ventilated and power-adjustable seats, smart air purifier and much more. The cabin of the Seltos looks more futuristic and convenient for drivers.
|MODEL||ENGINE||MIN PRICE||MAX PRICE|
|MG ASTOR||1.5||Rs 9.78||Rs 14.98|
|1.3 turbo||Rs 15.88||Rs 16.78|
|HYUNDAI CRETA||1.5 (petrol)||Rs 10.16||Rs 16.82|
|1.5 (diesel)||Rs 10.63||Rs 17.78|
|1.4 turbo (petrol)||Rs 16.83||Rs 17.87|
|KIA SELTOS||1.4 turbo (petrol)||Rs 17.74||Rs 17.79|
|1.5 (diesel)||Rs 14.15||Rs 18.05|
|1.5 (petrol)||Rs 9.95||Rs 14.75|
*All prices mentioned in the table are ex-showroom prices, Delhi.
After MG has revealed the prices of its Astor, it is visible that MG Astor will attract the market towards itself with such aggressive pricing. MG Astor starts at Rs 9.78 lakhs (ex-showroom) whereas Hyundai Creta starts at Rs 10.16 lakhs (ex-showroom) and Kia Seltos starts at Rs 9.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is visible that Astor has the minimum prices with a bunch of features on comparing it with its rivals. The top-end variant for Astor will ask for a premium of Rs 16.78 lakhs (ex-showroom), Hyundai Creta will ask for a premium of Rs 17.87 lakhs (ex-showroom) which is Rs 1,09,000 more than Astor and Kia Seltos will ask for a premium of Rs 18.05 lakhs (ex-showroom) which is Rs 1,27,000 more than Astor.
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Kia Seltos in the Global NCAP crash test was able to achieve three-star safety rating whereas Hyundai Creta and MG Astors?s ratings are yet to be announced. The comparison of the three cars justifies its target audience and all the three SUVs are youth-oriented car with amazing creature comforts and features.
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