MG introduces Astor SUV

MG Motor India on August 18 unveiled Personal AI Assistant and Autonomous Level 2 technology to be featured in its upcoming mid-size SUV, Astor.

MG aims to further its auto-tech focus by building on the concept of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) of possibilities and services, said a press release.

Astor is the first car to get a personal AI assistant in the company’s global portfolio. It depicts human-like emotions and voices and can give detailed information on every topic through Wikipedia. It will engage with people in the car and is powered by i-Smart Hub. It is a platform on which the partnerships, services, and subscriptions of CAAP will reside. It will allow customers to personalise their set of services.

The Autonomous Level 2 MG Astor is powered by mid-range radars and a multi-purpose camera that can realise a series of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

Mr. Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “As an auto-tech brand, we’ve always introduced breakthrough technologies and now, we are moving forward with Artificial Intelligence. Astor is a step further and a catalyst for disruption with first-in-the-industry and best-in-class features that customers only get in premium/luxury segments.”