New Delhi: MG Motor India has announced the prices of the Astor and they do look very competitive. The MG Astor takes on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. Let us check how the new mid-size SUV fares against the rivals in pricing terms.Also Read - Viral Video: Anaconda Comes Out of Nowhere on Highway, Everybody Stops To See Him

Among the seven mid-size SUVs, the MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster are petrol-only models. The Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos have a diesel engine option as well. Also Read - IND vs SA: Blow For Team India, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill Likely to Miss South Africa Tour Due to Injury | Report

The MG Astor gets a 1.5-litre N/A petrol engine (110PS/144Nm) with 5-speed MT and CVT automatic options, and a 1.3-litre turbo petrol mill (140PS/220Nm) with a 6-speed AT torque converter. The Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun have common powertrains — 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine (115PS/175Nm) with 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT torque converter options, and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine (150PS/250Nm) with 6-speed MT and 7-speed DSG automatic options. The Nissan Kicks and the Renault Duster also share powertrains — 1.5-litre N/A petrol motor (106PS/142Nm) with a 5-speed MT, and 1.3-litre turbo petrol mill (156PS/254Nm) with 6-speed MT and CVT automatic options. Also Read - Ashes 2021: David Warner, Shane Warne React on James Anderson's Omission From 1st Test, Terms it Big Mistake From England's Think Tank

The Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos have same engine options — 1.5-litre N/A petrol (115PS/144Nm), 1.4-litre turbo petrol (140PS/242Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/250Nm). In the Creta, the N/A petrol can be had with a 6-speed MT or an IVT automatic, the turbo petrol with a 7-speed DCT and the diesel with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT torque converter. In the Seltos, the N/A petrol has 6-speed MT, 6-speed iMT and IVT automatic options, the turbo petrol has 6-speed MT and 7-speed DCT options, and the diesel has 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT torque converter options.

MG Astor vs Rivals: Price Of Entry-Level Petrol Option

Following are the prices (ex-showroom) of the entry-level petrol option of the seven mid-size SUVs.

  • MG Astor – Rs 9.78 lakh
  • Hyundai Creta – Rs 10.16 lakh
  • Kia Seltos – Rs 9.95 lakh
  • Skoda Kushaq – Rs 10.50 lakh
  • Volkswagen Taigun – Rs 10.50 lakh
  • Nissan Kicks – Rs 9.50 lakh
  • Renault Duster – Rs 9.86 lakh

MG Astor vs Rivals: Price Of Top-Spec Petrol Option

The prices (ex-showroom) of the top-spec petrol option of the seven mid-size SUVs are listed below.

  • MG Astor – Rs 16.78 lakh
  • Hyundai Creta – Rs 17.87 lakh
  • Kia Seltos – Rs 17.79 lakh
  • Skoda Kushaq – Rs 17.60 lakh
  • Volkswagen Taigun – Rs 17.50 lakh
  • Nissan Kicks – Rs 14.65 lakh lakh
  • Renault Duster – Rs 14.25 lakh

MG Astor vs Rivals: What About Diesel Options?

Since Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are the only two mid-size SUVs with a diesel engine, and the MG Astor, Skoda Kusha, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster are petrol-only models, the diesel prices can’t be compared.