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Which SUV is better, the MG Astor or the Hyundai Creta or the Kia Seltos?

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 28 Dec' 21 | Updated: 14 Jan' 22


MG Astor

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The MG Astor is in direct competition with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq, among others.

 

As has been happening around the world, SUVs in India are beginning to gain a stronger foothold as a result of recent market developments. 

 

Maintaining their belief in this trend, all of the automakers now operating in the country are introducing their individual vehicles into this market. In the mid-size SUV sector, the Hyundai Creta had established a strong position that was only recently threatened by the Kia Seltos.

 

As a result, MG Motor has debuted its feature-packed SUV, the MG Astor, further increasing the level of competitiveness in the segment.

 

In the same segment as the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq, there are many other vehicles. MG Astor, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos, on the other hand, are getting the most traction in this segment.

 

Listed below is a comparison of the specifications of these three SUVs that are in close competition with one another.

Exterior comparisons: MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos

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The MG Astor SUV is based on the same platform as the ZS sedan. It receives a heavenly front grille flanked by LED Hawkeye headlights and built-in LED daytime running lights, as well as integrated LED daytime running lights. 

 

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The front bumper of MG Astor is beautifully built, with fog lamp components that are perfectly aligned. The SUV is equipped with alloy wheels that are inspired by turbines. It also has sleek LED taillights, as well as chrome accents surrounding the dual exhausts, among other features.

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The Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, commands attention on the road thanks to its distinctive look. Keeping in keeping with the South Korean automaker's global design philosophy, the popular Hyundai Creta now features a cascading grille, split LED headlights, and LED taillights. 

 

Around the entire outside of the Hyundai Creta, a robust and sophisticated image is achieved. Additionally, the skid plates exude a powerful and appealing presence. The vehicle is equipped with 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

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With its quality and attractive design, the Kia Seltos is a desirable vehicle. A tiger-nose front grille, flanked by sharp multi-LED headlights and built-in LED daytime running lights, distinguishes this model from the competition. 

 

The SUV's luxurious appearance is further enhanced by the LED taillights, which have distinctive designs. The Kia Seltos is equipped with sculpted bumpers, lower body cladding, sporty alloy wheels, and other upgrades.

Dimensions: MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos

The MG Astor SUV is 4,323 mm in length, 1,809 mm in width, and 1,650 mm in height, with dimensions of 4,323 mm in length, 1,809 mm in width, and 1,650 mm in height. It also has a wheelbase of 2,585 mm, which is quite long. 

 

The ground clearance of MG Astor is 205 mm which ensures that it can go over uneven areas and bumpy roads with ease and without causing damage.

 

The Hyundai Creta has a length of 4,300 mm, a width of 1,790 mm, and a height of 1,635 mm. It is 1,790 mm wide and 1,635 mm high. This Hyundai SUV also has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm, which is quite long. It also has a ground clearance of 190 mm, which is rather impressive.

 

Kia Seltos has a length of 4,315 mm and a width of 1,800 mm. It is a four-door vehicle. It has a height of 1,620 mm and a ground clearance of 2,610 mm, and This Kia SUV has a width of 1,620 mm. The SUV's ground clearance is the same as that of the Hyundai Creta.

 

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Clearly, the MG Astor is the longest and widest of the three SUVs in this comparison. The Hyundai Creta is the tallest of the bunch. The MG Astor has the shortest wheelbase, whereas the Creta and the Seltos have the same wheelbase as each other.

 

The MG Astor SUV also has a little advantage over its two competitors in terms of ground clearance, with 15 mm more than the competition.

Cabin and features of the MG Astor, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos

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The cabin of the MG Astor appears to be of high quality due to its overall appearance. Premium artificial leather upholstery is included, as is a dual-tone Red colour scheme. 

 

The MG Astor SUV, developed by MG Motor Company, is the first vehicle to be equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI). This MG SUV is equipped with a personal artificial intelligence assistant, which is a first for the segment. 

 

Additionally, The MG Astor has 60:40 split rear seats, auto headlights, a panoramic sunroof, push-button engine start/stop with smart entry, rain-sensing wipers, a six-way power-adjustable seat, a PM 2.5 filter, and automatic air conditioning are included as standard. This MG SUV also comes with ADAS.

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The Hyundai Creta, like the other models, has a sophisticated and luxurious interior design. This Hyundai SUV is equipped with a huge 10.25-inch touchscreen entertainment system as well as light-colored materials to create an airy interior atmosphere. 

 

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Auto headlights, powered mirrors, all-four discs, ambient lighting, wireless charging, an integrated air purifier, a Bose sound system, smartphone connectivity, tyre pressure monitoring system, and BlueLink connectivity are among the features of Hyundai Creta.

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Kia Seltos can be defined as a room stuffed full of everything you could ever want. This Kia SUV has a trendy and luxurious design, as well as high-quality materials and a slew of technological capabilities. 

 

The Kia Seltos is equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen entertainment system, a 360-degree camera view, a smart 8.0 heads-up display, ventilated and power-adjustable seats, a smart air purifier, and a host of additional features.

Engine comparison: MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos

The MG Astor is available with a choice of two different petrol engines. It has a 1.3-liter 220 Turbo engine that produces 138 horsepower and 220 Newton-meters of torque. This MG SUV is equipped with a six-speed automatic torque converter transmission. 

 

There is 108 horsepower and 144 Newton-meters of torque from the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. The MG Astor engine is available with either a manual transmission or an eight-speed CVT transmission.

 

The Hyundai Creta is available with two petrol engines and one diesel engine, according to the manufacturer. The 1.5-liter petrol engine produces 113 horsepower and 144 Newton-meters of torque.

 

This Hyundai SUV engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

 

The 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which is mated to a seven-speed DCT transmission, produces 138 horsepower and 242 Newton-meters of torque. The 1.5-liter diesel engine produces 113 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

 

In addition to the six-speed manual transmission, The Hyundai Creta is also available with a six-speed automatic torque converter.

 

Additionally, the Kia Seltos is available with two petrol and one diesel engine options. These are the same powertrains that are found in the Hyundai Creta SUV.

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