MG Motors had showcased a wide range of new models including the Hector Plus, Gloster, G10 MPV, 360M MPV and others at the 2020 Auto Expo. Most of these cars will be launched in our market over the period of next 2 years. This year, the company will launch the Hector Plus 6-seater SUV and the MG Gloster 7-seater premium SUV. The Gloster will be launched in the second half of this year, around Diwali.
The MG Gloster is a full-sized premium SUV, which will be positioned above the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour in our market. Likely to be priced in the range of Rs 40 lakh to Rs 50 lakh, the Gloster will act as a flagship model for the MG Motors in India. The company is aiming to sell around 5,000 to 6,000 units of the SUV annually. Also See – MG Gloster SUV – 10 key facts
Video – MG Gloster 7-Seater SUV
For people not in the know, the Gloster is a re-badged version of the Maxus D90 SUV sold in the Chinese market. In terms of proportions, the MG Gloster is 5,005mm in length, 1,932mm in width and 1,875mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,950mm. The SUV is 210mm longer, 77mm wider and 40mm taller than the Fortuner and 102mm longer, 63mm wider and 38mm taller than the Endeavour. In fact, the wheelbase is 205mm and 100mm longer than the Fortuner and Endeavour respectively.
Powering the MG Gloster is a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine that produces 218bhp of power and 480Nm of torque. It also gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is good for 224bhp and 360Nm of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. The SUV comes with 4WD system along with a low range transfer case. It is available with 7 driving modes including Economy, Motion, Snow, Mud, Sandy, Rock and Automatic.
In terms of features, the MG Gloster gets adaptive LED headlamps with LED DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, gesture controlled tailgate, 3-zone climate control, a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, powered front seats with heating, ventilation and massage function, and dual-tone alloy wheels.