MG Motors showcased the all-new Hector Plus and the Gloster at the 2020 Auto Expo earlier this year. While MG is almost ready to launch the Hector Plus, which is the six-seater version of the Hector soon, the brand is testing the all-new Gloster, which is the rebagded version of the Maxus D90 SUV. The all-new SUV will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. It will be the most expensive car from the brand in the Indian market.
The MG Gloster was spotted testing uncamouflaged on the roads. The SUV had the logos hidden though. MG Gloster was initially expected to be launched during the festive season. However, due to the lockdown, we might get to see the launch at a later date. The launch of the all-new MG Hector Plus has been delayed due to the lockdown related to the COVID-19 too.
The MG Gloster is a massive SUV that is longer than the Toyota Land Cruiser LC200. It is a seven-seater SUV that is based on a ladder-frame. It will take on the likes of Mahindra Alturas, Ford Endeavour and even the segment-leader Toyota Fortuner. The Gloster, however, is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 45 lakhs, which will put it in a segment that will not have any direct competitor.
MG has always been very generous with the number of features that they provide their models and the Gloster will not be any different. We will get to see LED adaptive headlamps, a massive panoramic sunroof, and a huge 12.3-inch touchscreen Internet-connected infotainment system too. The Gloster will also offer features like gesture-controlled tailgate and a three-zone climate control system. The Gloster showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo also had electrically-controlled rear doors, which will be something unique. The passengers will be able to operate the doors with the touch of a button.
Powering the massive SUV will be an in-house developed 2.0-litre, twin-turbocharged diesel engine. It will generate a maximum power of around 218 Bhp and a peak torque of 480 Nm. It is not known if MG will offer the automatic transmission with the Gloster at the time of the launch. However, we can certainly expect a six-speed manual transmission. At a later date, the 8-speed automatic transmission will be available with the SUV.
MG will soon launch the Hector Plus that is based on the Hector. It gets three rows of seats and initially, it will offer a six-seater version. At a later date, a seven-seater version will be added. It will take on the Toyota Innova Crysta directly.