Ahead of launch, bookings for MG Gloster SUV now open
MG Motor is planning to launch its Gloster SUV in India, next month. In the latest development, the company has started accepting pre-bookings for the car via its official website and dealerships, on payment of a token amount of Rs. 1 lakh. As for the highlights, the vehicle will get a Level-1 autonomous ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), and a host of safety features.
MG Gloster: At a glance
MG Gloster will offer an eye-catching look, featuring a large, chrome-finished octagonal grille, swept-back LED headlights with DRLs, and a chiseled front bumper with a faux skid plate on the lower lip. On the sides, the SUV will be flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, side-steppers, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The car will have a wheelbase of 2,950mm, and a length of 4,985mm.
Power and performance
The MG Gloster is likely to come with two BS6-compliant engine options- a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine making 220hp/360Nm, and a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel one generating 218hp/480Nm. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
A peek inside the cabin
MG Gloster will get a cabin featuring three-zone climate control, 64-color ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, seats with diamond-style-stitching, and a 12-speaker audio system. The SUV will pack an 8-inch instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for MG iSMART technology. There will be multiple airbags, front collision warning, blind-spot monitor, and a fatigue reminder system, for the safety of passengers.
What about the pricing?
The MG Gloster will be launched in India next month and should sport a price-tag of around Rs. 40 lakh (ex-showroom). Once unveiled, the premium SUV will go against rivals like Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4, and Toyota Fortuner.