Today 06 September MG Motor India launched the Astor Blackstorm Edition in the country at a starting price of Rs 14.48 lakh (ex-showroom). This new variant is based on the top-spec Super trim and has a number of cosmetic and feature improvements over the standard variant.
It features a blacked-out grille, alloy wheels, and a blacked-out roof on the outside of the Astor Blackstorm Edition. It also receives a new set of body graphics as well as a new rear spoiler as well. A black interior and red accents are the only changes that have been made to the interior of the SUV.
Powered by the same 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine as the Astor Blackstorm Edition, the Astor Blackstorm Edition is capable of producing 143 PS and 250 Nm of torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission, depending on your preference.
There are a number of features included in the Astor Blackstorm Edition, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, and a 360-degree parking camera.
The Astor Blackstorm Edition is a limited-edition model and there are only 1000 units available worldwide. In terms of competition, it is expected to take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta Knight Edition and the Kia Seltos X-Line in the near future.
Features of MG Astor Blackstorm Edition
Here are some of the key features of the MG Astor Blackstorm Edition:
Blacked-out exterior with body graphics and rear spoiler: The Astor Blackstorm Edition features a blacked-out grille, alloy wheels, and a blacked-out roof. The vehicle also receives new body graphics and a rear spoiler. As a result, the SUV appears more aggressive and sporty.
Black upholstery with red accents. Astor Blackstorm Edition features black upholstery with red accents in the interior. As a result, the cabin appears more premium and stylish.
10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system: An Android Auto and Apple CarPlay-enabled 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system is available on the Astor Blackstorm Edition. Additionally, the system can be connected to car features such as remote start, geo-fencing, and live traffic updates.
7-inch digital instrument cluster: A 7-inch digital instrument cluster displays information such as speed, fuel level, and engine RPM on the Astor Blackstorm Edition. Additionally, the cluster is equipped with a gear shift indicator and a driving mode selector.
Panoramic sunroof: In the Astor Blackstorm Edition, there is a panoramic sunroof that lets in plenty of natural light into the cabin. As a result, the cabin appears more spacious and airy.
Ventilated front seats:
In the Astor Blackstorm Edition, ventilated front seats keep the driver and passenger cool during hot weather. It is a welcome feature in a country such as India, where summers can be extremely hot.
360-degree parking camera: The Astor Blackstorm Edition gets a 360-degree parking camera that helps to make parking easier. The camera also comes in handy when reversing the SUV.
The Astor Blackstorm Edition is equipped with a number of safety features, including dual airbags, electronic stability controls, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, traction control, rear parking sensors, active cornering brakes, Hill Hold Control, Hill Departure Control, and an emergency stop signal.
MG Motor India has launched the Astor Blackstorm Edition, a new special edition of its popular mid-size SUV. The Blackstorm Edition comes with a host of additional features, including a number of advanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features.
The ADAS features on the Astor Blackstorm Edition include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): This feature automatically maintains a set distance between the Astor and the car in front of it.
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW): This feature alerts the driver if they are about to drift out of their lane.
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA): This feature gently steers the Astor back into its lane if it starts to drift.
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB): This feature automatically breaks the Astor if it detects an imminent collision.
- Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM): This feature alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in their blind spot.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA): This feature alerts the driver if there is a vehicle crossing behind them when they are reversing.
Interior of Astor Black Storm
The Astor Black Storm 2023’s interior is mostly black, with red accents on the AC vent surrounds, dashboard, door cards, and seats. Premium leatherette upholstery covers the eats. 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay dominates the dashboard. The instrument cluster also has a 7-inch LCD display.
- A panoramic sunroof
- Automatic climate control
- Cruise control
- 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
- 4 JBL speakers