MG’s fourth model in India – the Gloster to launch this Winter
The Gloster heralds the next stage in MG Motor’s development, as it takes the brand into the premium SUV segment in India.
MGs most premium SUV offering in India sees the fourth model to be released since the brand arrived in the country. The Gloster will go head-to-head against some pretty big brands, (literally and metaphorically) such as Ford and Toyota.
In a recent teaser, MG India gave a glimpse into the autonomous features that the Gloster will be equipped with. It seems MG in India is designing towards a Safety Fast future that is purely technology driven.
We first got a glimpse of the car at Auto Expo 2020 in February. The production car will be different, as it is effectively a re-badged Maxus D90, but will come bristling with all the safety features announced at that time, such as autonomous parking, emergency stop and collision avoidance system (CAS). All segment firsts and innovations for this market.
Gloster is expected to be launched in December and will be MG’s fourth product after the Hector (July, 2019), ZS EV (December, 2019) and Hector Plus (July).
What is interesting is that the Gloster is expected be sold in India with a 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine. This will come mated to a 8-speed AMT. A part-time 4WD system and a ladder frame chassis will also be a part of the rather heritage looking drivetrain and structure.
The Gloster looks likely to be offered in 2+3+2 (7-seat) or 2+2+2 (6-seat) configurations and measures 5,005 mm in length, 1,932 mm in width, and 1,875 mm in height. Its wheelbase spans 2,950 mm in length.
MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajiv Chaba said,
“The launch of Gloster and G10 will mark our entry in the luxury Sport utility vehicle (SUV) and Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segments respectively. We are confident that, with its best-in-class features, specifications and performance, the Gloster will be a benchmark for luxury SUVs in India with its launch later this year and G10 will also follow soon.”