The Gloster is MG's answer to the likes of the Mahindra Alturas G4, Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.
First shown at the 2020 Auto Expo in Delhi NCR, the MG Gloster is the brand's full-size SUV. In August, MG had started dropping teasers of the car and today, it's been officially revealed. With the reveal, MG has also opened its order books for the Gloster. Customers can book the car either on the MG Motor India website or at any MG dealership across the country, for an amount of ₹1 lakh. Though an official launch date is yet to be revealed, MG will launch the Gloster sometime in the second week of October.
After the Hector and ZS EV, the Gloster will arrive as MG's answer to some of the best-selling full-size SUVs in the Indian market, like the Fortuner and Endeavour. Of course, the Gloster will also compete with the likes of the Mahindra Alturas G4. With an arsenal of premium features like a 12.3-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, second-row captain seats (segment-first), 12-speaker sound system, heated and ventilated seats, 64-colour ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof, expect the Gloster to maintain a good balance between luxury and safety.
Speaking of safety, the Gloster will also boast the tag of being India's first Autonomous (Level 1) SUV, thanks to some segment-first Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The ADAS suite will consist of features like Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Auto-Park Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
Apart from an array of safety and driving-assistance features, the MG Gloster will also pack a generous amount of off-road capability. It will feature on-demand Four-Wheel Drive (FWD) with electronic shift-on-the-fly technology. Plus, an intelligent all-terrain system will allow the driver to choose from up to seven unique driving modes (Snow, Mud, Sand, Eco, Sport, Normal and Rock).
Moving on to the Gloster's powerplant, it will be offered with a single option of a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine. In the higher variants, it will develop 215bhp, 480Nm of torque and will be exclusively paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The lower variants are expected to get the same powertrain but in a detuned state, with lower power output and Rear-Wheel-Drive only.
The Gloster's ex-showroom price is expected to be around the ₹33-34 lakh mark.