MG Gloster is going to be the third product from the manufacturer and will rival the Toyota Fortuner with its humongous proportions after its launch, which scheduled to happen by the end of 2020.
The mid-size SUV market has seen a few new contenders and MG Hector is one of them. The car has worked well for the manufacturer to establish a clean and crisp sales curve. However, it isn't the only segment that the manufacturer has to cater to. The full-size SUV segment is also a very clean and crisp segment in terms of competition and sales, as all manufacturers failed in their attempts to dethrone the Toyota Fortuner, which is topping the sales chart since inception. MG with its Gloster SUV thinks that it might outrun the Fortuner in this game. With the unveiling of Gloster at the auto expo, it is pretty obvious that the manufacturer surely has all the arsenal to fight the competition.
The launch of MG Gloster is bound to happen by the end of this year in December.
The Gloster is technically a re-badged Maxus D90 SUV that is sold in China under the umbrella of SAIC group, which happens to be largest car-maker of China. More on that note, Maxus D90 is a capable SUV and is highly loved in the Chinese market and the manufacturer is expecting a similar affair in India as well. To help the manufacturer on that note would be the Gloster’s dimensions. It would outrun the Fortuner in terms of road-presence by measuring at 5005mm in length, 1932mm in width, and 1875mm in height.
Once launched, the MG Gloster will compete against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Toyota, however, has plonked the Fortuner with a super-reliable 2.8L diesel engine, whereas any information about Gloster’s engine is still unknown. Internationally, in China, it is offered with two engine options, a 2.0L turbo-petrol producing 220PS and 360Nm, and a 2.0L petrol with twin turbos producing 220PS and 480Nm. In India, a 2.0L petrol and a bigger diesel engine are expected to power this mammoth of an SUV. These, however, are just the expectations and anything concrete about the engine specification will only be possible to share after the car’s launch, which is bound to happen anytime by the end of 2020, in December, most probably.