MG Gloster is all set to launch in September this year. Prior to which MG will be launching the Hector Plus next month.
MG India’s lineup comprises of Hector and ZS EV only. Although it is soon going to have twice as many cars as it has now as MG is planning the launch of Hector Plus and Gloster in the Indian market. We earlier reported that MG dealers have now started accepting the bookings for the Hector Plus, which is going to be launched in the next month. However, the sources have also confirmed that MG’s flagship offering in India, the Gloster will be launched in September this year.
The Gloster is perhaps a rebadged version of the Maxus D90 SUV that SAIC Group sells in China. The SUV was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, earlier in February this year. Now the carmaker has also released a teaser of the same on its website. The Gloster is a massive SUV in terms of its dimensions. It measures at 5,005 mm in length, 1,932 mm in width, and 1,875 mm in height.
The Gloster is expected to be extremely spacious on the inside since it gets a wheelbase of 2,950 mm. While the MG showcased the car at the 2020 Auto Expo, the masses were kept away from its interior. Expect this behemoth to offer loads of equipment to keep the occupants cocooned in luxury. On the outside though, it gets LED headlamps with dual-function DRLs, LED tail lamps, black cladding, and a massive grille. All of which, lends this SUV with huge road presence. Also, it sits on 19-inch alloy wheels, which will come draped in 255 section tyres from Continental.
Underpinned by a sturdy ladder-frame chassis, the Gloster is expected to be a capable offroader. The China-spec model comes with a 2.0L turbocharged petrol motor. It is capable of pushing out a rated power output of 224 PS and a peak torque of 360 Nm. It is expected to make its way to the Indian version as well. Also, the Indian iteration of the car is expected to have an oil burner as a part of the package. It will be an FCA-sourced 2.0L twin-turbo diesel engine with peak power and torque outputs of 217 PS and 480 Nm. The transmission duties on this diesel engine will be performed by an 8-speed AT.