The MG Gloster makes a debut in India as the brand’s third jumbo chariot. Continuing Hector’s stylish stride yet doubling up in size, it arrives right in time for Diwali.
We saw the MG Gloster make its first appearance at the Auto Expo 2020, and it left us with tons of questions. Will this be a premium SUV? What would the interiors look like? How big a role will tech play here? And so on. However, the only thing we knew for sure was that the Gloster will face serious competition for its ginormous size in India’s booming SUV market and will need an edge to have a footing there.
Today, we got our first look at what the Gloster looks like on the inside and why we should consider it as a festive season purchase.
The first thing that comes to mind when you look at this vehicle is that ‘it’s huge’. Rightfully so, it measures 5,005-mm in length, 1,932-mm in width and 1,875-mm in height, deeming it as a larger SUV, when compared to Toyota Fortuner. With all this size, the interior makes the most of its cabin space. The Gloster comes to a 2+2+2 seating setup, with its second-row featuring cabin seats.
The main attraction is the large, 12.3-inch infotainment screen that comes jacked in with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It also has 12 speakers and 64 different colour options for ambient lighting. The brand’s new i-Smart 2.0 AI assistance technology is booted in as well. In terms of comfort, the driver and co-driver’s seats get heating while only the driver’s seat gets in-built massaging. Wireless charging is also a cool spec here.
Parking and keeping your lane in check can be a bit of a irk when driving larger vehicles. To assist in this matter, there’s a BSD system present (Blind Spot Detection) and a Lane Departure Warning system that notifies you if you’re leaving your lane. A small camera fixed near the rear-view mirror will help the driver to stay informed whether the SUV is veering off its lane or not.
In the mechanical department, we see a brand new 2.0-litre, twin-turbo diesel engine that churns out 218-hp and 480-Nm of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a 4WD system with four off-road drive terrain modes – sand, rock, snow, mud. To offer a range of driving experiences, it also gets three drive modes – Eco, sport, and auto. Grounding the Gloster SUV are massive 19-inch wheels.
The MG Gloster will be available in four trims – Super, Smart, Sharp, and Savvy. Pre-bookings are open now with a booking amount of Rs 1 lakh. You can head over to MG’s website or dealerships to book a new Gloster. Official pricing will be announced at launch day.
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