MG Gloster SUV teased on Indian website, here's everything you need to know
MG Motor India has listed its upcoming flagship offering, the Gloster SUV on its Indian website, along with a teaser image. The SUV that is also sold as the Maxus D90 in China, is expected to be launched in India shortly, after the launch of the seven seater Hector Plus in India. Upon its launch, the MG Gloster will lock horns against the likes of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Jeep Grand Cherokee, but could be priced aggressively against these rivals. The SUV was first showcased in India at the 2020 Auto Expo.
MG Gloster SUV expected to be launched shortly
In terms of dimensions, the MG Gloster measures 5,005mm in length, 1,932mm in width and 1,875mm in height. Also, the wheelbase measures 2,950mm. In comparison, the Jeep Grand Cherokee measures 4,828mm in length, 1,943mm in width and 1,802mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,915mm. On the other hand, the Land Cruiser has a length of 4,780mm, 1,885mm width and a 2,790mm wheelbase.
MG Gloster measures 5,005mm in length, 1,932mm in width and 1,875mm in height.
Design and features
The MG Gloster will be offered in both, 5- and 7-seater configurations. The SUV comes with an imposing grille, with a large splitter. Also, with the large footprint, the Gloster will have a strong street presence in India. Recently, the Gloster SUV was spied testing giving a peek inside the cabin. The basic layout and design have been carried over but there are some key differences like the new flat-topped chrome-shifter, and an all-black colour scheme, the upholstery pattern is different too. Notable elements inside are a semi-digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen, ambient lighting, multi-zone climate control and so on. Other expected features are a 360-degree camera, TPMS, panoramic sunroof, an eight-way adjustable driver's seat and eight airbags.
MG Gloster will be sharing its cabin design with the China-spec D90. (Spied image source: RushLane)
The suspension set-up of the MG Gloster includes dual helix independent in the front and 5-link integral in the rear. In terms of safety, the China-spec Maxus D90 has been awarded a 5-star rating in the Australia NCAP crash tests wherein 70 per cent of the body is made of steel and nine per cent is made of thermoformed steel with a strength of 1,500Mpa.
Powering the SUV could be an in-house developed diesel unit derived from the FCA Multijet diesel as seen on the Hector. This motor will put out 218PS and 480Nm and come paired with an 8-speed automatic. Also, on offer should be a 2.0-litre turbo petrol capable of churning our 225PS and 350Nm, that can be specced with a manual or an automatic transmission. The Grand Cherokee comes with 3.0L diesel that churns out 290PS at 6,400rpm and generates 570Nm at 2,000rpm whereas the 3.6L V6 petrol puts out 290PS at 6,400rpm and 347 Nm at 4,000rpm.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is priced at Rs 78.82 lakh, ex-showroom. We believe that MG Motor India will price the Gloster at an aggressive Rs 40-45 lakh, ex-showroom range, undercutting its rivals by a huge margin.
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