Ahead of launch, MG Gloster's engine and powertrain details confirmed
MG Motor is all set to launch its premium SUV, MG Gloster, sometime around this festive season i.e. October-November. The pre-bookings for the car are already underway. In the latest development, the automaker has revealed the engine specifications and powertrain details of the upcoming Gloster. It will be available with a 2.0-liter diesel engine in two states of tune. Here's our roundup.
MG Gloster: At a glance
The upcoming MG Gloster will come with an octagonal chrome-finished grille, sleek LED headlights, a muscular-looking bonnet, twin exhaust pipes, a faux skid plate, and rain-sensing wipers. On the sides, the SUV will be flanked by electrically foldable ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Dimensions-wise, it will have a length of 4,985mm and a wheelbase of 2,950mm.
Power and performance
The MG Gloster will be offered with a 2.0-liter diesel engine in two states of tune. The single-turbo model will generate 160hp/375Nm and come with a 2WD powertrain while the twin-turbo version will produce 215hp/480Nm and have a 4WD powertrain. Both the engines will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
A peek inside the cabin
The MG Gloster will have a 6- or 7-seater cabin featuring a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, ambient lighting, leather seats, and a 12-speaker audio system. The SUV will pack an 8-inch fully-digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for MG iSMART technology. For safety, it will provide multiple airbags, front collision warning, blind-spot monitor, and a fatigue reminder system.
How much will it cost?
The MG Gloster is likely to be launched in India in October and it should carry a price-tag of around Rs. 40 lakh. It will take on rivals like Toyota Fortuner, BMW X1, Volvo XC40, Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Mahindra Alturas G4, and Ford Endeavour.