MG Astor and Grand Vitara both the cars newly launched compact SUV which will give great competition to creta and seltos the rulers of the segment.
Maruti Grand Vitara vs MG Astor – EXTERIOR
The SUV display a modern and bold look with new and attractive features added to the car. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will have distinct exterior elements like a mesh grille , split headlamp setup same as Baleno and stunning chrome bars between DRL’s and Suzuki badging in the front. The side profile is similar to Hyryder with some distinct elements like different alloy wheels and blackened pillars. From rear it has new tail lamps with a chrome strip that runs across the width of the tailgate, which houses the Suzuki logo. The badging Grand Vitara is just below the logo in the middle. while Astor signs are visible outside. Bold Celestial Grille, Outside Door Handle with Chrome Highlights, Rear Bumper with Chrome Accentuated Dual Exhaust Design, Satin Silver Finish Roof Rails, Front & Rear Bumper Skid Plate – Glossy Black Finish, Door Garnish – Glossy Black Finish, Red Brake Callipers – Front & Rear, R17 Turbine Inspired Machined Alloys, Full LED Hawkeye Headlamps with Black Highlights, etc
Maruti Grand Vitara vs MG Astor – FEATURES
In terms of features Astor offers much more than grand Vitara like A 10.1-inch touchscreen with the i-Smart connectivity suite, a seven-inch LCD for the driver’s display, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a digital key to unlock and start the car, heated outside rear view mirrors, and power-assisted steering modes for different steering response are just a few of the contemporary features included with the A The highlight of this SUV, however, is the AI-powered Astor voice assistant, which is mounted on the dashboard and offers a wealth of information, including news and facts (from Wikipedia), but is also capable of having light-hearted conversations and even telling jokes The car gets a luxurious flush brown interior that feels very premium. Maruti Suzuki has made sure that the SUV comes loaded with features. It consists of ventilated seats including a head-up display, a 9-inch Smart Play Pro Plus touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, flat bottom steering wheel and wireless charger. Also it is for the first time that Maruti Suzuki is providing a huge panoramic sunroof in its car in India.
Maruti Grand Vitara vs MG Astor – ENGINE
After the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the second midsize SUV in India to come with a strong-hybrid powertrain. The car will be provided with two engine options. At first the is expected to get a 1.5-litre TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine, which is paired to an electric motor that makes 79hp and 141Nm of torque. Combined power output for the hybrid power plant is 114hp and it is paired to an eCVT gearbox. Company claims an average of 27.97 kpl for this power terrain option. Also Maruti Suzuki is offering their 1.5-litre K15C mild-hybrid engine with the Grand Vitara. The same engine option is also provided in new XL6 and Brezza 2022. The engine offers a power of 103 bhp and 117 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired with a 5 speed manual gear box and a 6 speed automatic gear box with paddle shifters with Suzuki’s All-Grip AWD technology. This engine option has a company claimed average of 21.11 kpl for the manual variant, 20.58 kpl for the automatic and 19.38 kpl for the AllGrip AWD. A 1.5L regular petrol engine and a 1.4L turbo petrol engine are both offered for the MG Astor. While the 1.4L turbo petrol is offered with a 6-speed TC automatic transmission, the 1.5L regular petrol has a 5-speed manual and a CVT-style automatic transmission. The Astor’s 1.5L regular petrol engine produces 144Nm of torque at 4400 rpm and 110PS of power at 6000 rpm. The MG Astor’s 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine produces 220Nm of torque at 3600 rpm and 140PS of power at 5600 rpm.
|Maruti Grand Vitara||MG Astor|
|Engine||1462 cc||1498 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC|
|Max Power||102 bhp @ 6000 rpm||108 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque||136.8 Nm @ 4400 rpm||144 Nm @ 4400 rpm|
|Transmission||5 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT||5 Speed MT / CVT|
Maruti Grand Vitara vs MG Astor – DIMENSIONS
|Maruti Grand Vitara||MG Astor|
Both the cars have almost similar dimensions. In terms of looks Grand Vitara looks more muscular where as mg Astor looks more futuristic.
Maruti Grand Vitara vs MG Astor – PRICING
The pricing of the MG Astor with a normally aspirated (VTi-Tech) engine ranges in India from 9.78 lakh to 14.98 lakh while the price of the Astor turbo is between 15.88 lakh and 16.78 lakh. Grand Vitara is expected to be priced around 9.50 lakhs ex-showroom for the base trim and can go upto 16 lakhs ex-showroom for the top variant. The SUV will be sold through NEXA dealerships in India and the booking for the same will be Rs 11,000.
|Maruti Grand Vitara (Expected Price)||MG Astor|
|BASE MODEL||9.50 LAKH||9.78 LAKH|
|TOP MODEL||15.5 LAKH||16.78 LAKH|