After many teaser images and videos, finally, the MG Motor India has officially unveiled its upcoming full-size SUV, Gloster. The brand has also started accepting its pre-bookings for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. The MG Gloster is all set to be launched nearby Diwali.
MG Gloster: Specifications, Variant & Features
Variants & Seating Capacity
The MG Gloster will be available in four variants (Super, Smart, Sharp, and Savvy) and two seating (6 or 7 seat layout) arrangements. The Savvy and Smart trims will only be available with a 6-seat configuration while the Super variant will get a 7-seating arrangement. On the other hand, the Sharp variant will get an option to choose either of the two seating layouts.
During the 2020 Auto Expo when Gloster SUV was showcased for the first time, dazzled everyone with its premium design and huge size. It is the largest body-on-frame SUV in its segment. Here's how the Gloster compares against its rivals:
|Mahindra Alturas G4|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||75 litres||80 litres||70 litres||80 litres|
|Tyre Size||255/55/R19 alloy||265/60 R18 Alloy||255/60 R18 Alloy||265/60 R18 Alloy|
Before the official premiere, the MG Gloster has gained a lot of attention through its video teasers revealing its advanced safety technology and this was justified as it comes loaded with so many features that have been introduced for the first time in the segment. The main highlight includes forward-collision warning system (alerts when a vehicle in front comes too close), automatic emergency braking (automatically applies brake in case of a possible collision), lane departure warning (warns if the car sailing out of its lane), blind-spot detection system (warns if there is another vehicle in blind spot zone), adaptive cruise control (slow down the vehicle as per requirement and then pick up the set speed), and driver fatigue reminder system (alerts when it senses the driver is fatigued). It also gets the 360-degree camera and autonomous parking assist function.
The other safety features include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front & rear parking sensors, brake assist, ESP, traction control, hill start assist, hill descent, roll movement intervention, all-wheel disc brakes, speed-sensing door locks, ISOFIX mounts, driver and co-driver double stage pre-tightening seatbelts, three-point seatbelts for all passengers, etc.
Apart from unmatched safety features, the Gloster also offers many premium comforts and convenience features such as three-zone climate control, dedicated rear AC vents, front-seat ventilation, premium leatherette upholstery, adaptive LED headlamps, an electronic parking brake, a 12-way power adjustable driver seat with massage functionality, an 8-way power-adjustable co-driver seat, panoramic sunroof, paddle shifters, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, iSmart connected car technology with remote control, artificial intelligence, voice command, a 12-speaker sound system, ambient lighting, tyre pressure monitoring system, powered tailgate with kick-to-open function, semi-digital instrument cluster with a color TFT display, smart keyless entry with engine start/stop button, air purifier, and 7 terrain modes (Auto/Sport/Eco/Mud/Sand/Snow/Rock).
The 2020 MG Gloster will be available in four colors schemes: Agate Red, Metal Black, Metal Ash, and Warm White.
Engine & Gearbox
The Gloster will be available in diesel version only while its international version (Maxus D90) also gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine option. However, in the Indian market, it will be available with two diesel engine choices: 2.0-litre turbo and a 2.0-litre twin-turbo unit. The former engine will be available with a 2-wheel drive system while the latter comes with an all-wheel-drive unit. Their specifications are as follows:-
2.0-litre turbo diesel
2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel
Expected Price & Rivals
The MG Gloster has already created a lot of buzz before its launch. With powerful engine options, massive presence, and some segment-first feature inclusions, It really seems a car to watch out for. However, there is no denying the fact that it has strong competition along its way challenging the segment leaders Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Perhaps MG also understood this very well, so the company has adopted a strategy to woo customers through a lot of premium features. However, the pricing will also play an important role.