At the ongoing Auto Expo 2020, Morris Garages has unveiled the new MG Gloster 7-seater premium SUV. The company has revealed 14 new cars including the Hector 6-seater, Marvel X pure electric SUV, Vision-i Concept MPV, HS SUV and others at the biennial event. In this article, we bring you live images and key facts about the new MG Gloster premium SUV.
Based on Maxus D90
The Gloster is based on the Maxus D90 SUV. The fully-fledged SUV is retailed in China under the Maxus sub-brand of SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation). Read – 8 Key Facts About MG Hector 6-Seater SUV
Bigger than Fortuner and Endeavour
In terms of dimensions, the MG Gloster is 5,005mm in length, 1,932mm in width and 1,875mm in height respectively. It 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 MG Gloster has a wheelbase of 2,950mm that is 205mm and 100 longer than the Fortuner (2,745mm) and Endeavour (2,850mm) respectively.
The new Gloster 7-seater premium SUV is scheduled to be launched in the mid-2020, around May-June. It is basically the re-badged Maxus D90, currently on sale in the Chinese market.
The MG Gloster SUV will be positioned as a premium alternative to the likes of the Fortuner and Endeavour. It will be the brand’s flagship SUV in India. Read – MG3 To Challenge Altroz and Baleno In India
In terms of pricing, the Gloster will sit above the likes of the Fortuner and Endeavour. It is expected to be priced around Rs 35 lakh to Rs 40 lakh. MG says that this SUV is as big as Jeep Grand Cherokee and Land Cruiser Prado.
The MG Gloster is powered by a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, which was showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show last year. This diesel engine is claimed to offer 218bhp of power and 480Nm of torque. It also gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 224bhp of power 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.
The new 7-seater SUV from MG has a robust body built with aggressive styling. The front of the SUV features a black octagonal grille with large MG badge in the centre, adaptive LED headlamps and dual-tone bumper with red inserts. Other styling elements include large dual-tone alloy wheels with wheel-size range from 17-inch to 21-inch, skid plate, blacked out B and C pillars, black ORVMs with red inserts and black roof rails. Read – MG360 M (Innova) Rival Makes India Debut
The range-topping MG Gloster SUV comes equipped with features like adaptive LED headlights, LED DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, gesture controlled tailgate, 3-zone climate control, and ambient lighting. It gets an 8.0-inch multi-info instrument cluster display and a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Internet and Smartphone connectivity. The SUV gets leather upholstery and powered front seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions.
The SUV is packed with high-end safety and security features like six airbags, brake assist, ABS with EBD, ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), hill-hold control, hill-descent control, a tire pressure monitoring system, parking sensors and a 360-degree camera. Read – MG Marvel X Electric SUV Unveiled At Auto Expo 2020
The MG Gloster sports a double wishbone suspension system at the front and a five-link setup at the rear. It comes with 210mm of ground clearance, and has 19-inch alloys as standard. The India-spec model will have a three-row layout with a seven- or eight-seat configuration.