MG has launched its first 4X4 SUV in the Indian market – the Gloster. The much-awaited SUV was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and has been finally launched with a list of segment-first features. There are four trims available with the Gloster and the base variant is priced at Rs 28. MG already started accepting the bookings for the Gloster. Here is a variant-wise price list. For comparison, the price of the Toyota Fortuner is between Rs 28.66 lakh to Rs 36.88 lakh, Ford Endeavour is priced between Rs 29.99 lakh and Rs 35.1 lakh. The Mahindra Alturas is priced between Rs 28.72 lakh and Rs 31.72 lakh. The prices of Gloster are introductory and makes it cheaper than Fortuner diesel
MG will offer Rs 50,000 worth of MG Shield where the customers can choose the one that they want. The all-new Gloster will be the most expensive vehicle from the brand and the deliveries will start by the end of this month. MG has also announced that the production of the all-new Gloster has already started. The all-new Gloster is the longest and the tallest SUV in the segment, which makes it tower over the vehicles like Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. The Gloster is about 5 meters long and offers a wheelbase of 2,950mm, which makes it longest in the segment too.
MG will offer the same 2.0-litre diesel engine tuned in two different states of tunes. The lower variants – Super and Smart will get the single turbo variant, which generates 163 PS – 375 Nm of peak torque. The higher-end Sharp and Savvy will get twin-turbochargers. It produces a much higher 218 Bhp and peak torque of 480 Nm. Both the engine options will offer an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. There will not be any manual option.
The twin-turbo powered Gloster also offers a shift-on-fly 4WD system with a Borg Warner transfer case. It does not offer a proper low-ratio transfer case but there is low-range, which is quite useful for tackling the most difficult off-roading tracks.
Even the base version of the MG Gloster will come loaded with features including 7-airbags, ESP, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, Hill descent control, ABS, four-disc brakes, a rearview camera, driver fatigue monitor, all-LED headlamps, automatic wipers, 19-inch alloy wheels, cruise control system, 12.3-inch touchscreen with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, drive modes, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, engine start-stop, drive modes, keyless entry, push a start-stop button and more. The higher-end variants also offer cornering lamps, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, an air filter with 2.5 particulate, I-Smart connectivity and more.
The top-end variant of the Gloster offers the first Level-1 autonomous driving capability that offers a forward-collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and even hands-free parking. The Sharp and Savvy variants also offer electronic locking rear differential, blind spot assist, 64-colour ambient lighting, 12-speaker audio system, panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, and many more such features.