MG India replaces TomTom by MapMyIndia for Gloster. Read the complete report here.
MG India has recently unveiled its flagship offering ‘Gloster’ in the Indian market. It is all set to hit the showroom floors by sometime next month. Once launched, it will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner and more. The Chinese-owned British brand has experienced the outrage of the Indian audience across social media platforms as tension rose on the India-China borders. In turn, this has affected the brand’s value in the country. However, it seems like the carmaker is working hard to get rid of the word ‘Chinese’ that is often associated with it by the buyers. As, for the Gloster, MG has collaborated with MapMyIndia for the sat-nav support. Earlier their cars like Hector and Hector Plus had map support from TomTom, which is a firm from a foreign country.
While almost everyone has a different take on anti-China sentiments, we think it is a great move from MG to support an Indian startup. The Gloster is an important product for the carmaker. It is also huge in terms of its dimensions. With a length of 4,995 mm, a width of 1,926 mm, and a height of 1,867 mm, the Gloster comes up as the longest, tallest, and widest car in its segment.
The Gloster will come loaded to the brim. It gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment unit, which is the largest in the segment. It comes paired to a 12-speaker setup. To keep the occupants in utmost comfort, it gets 3-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, 64-colour mood lighting, ventilated and power-adjustable front seats. The driver seat, however, comes with memory settings and massaging function. The Gloster will come with L1 autonomous assistance, which will aid it with the auto-park assist, lane departure warning, front collision alert, autonomous emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
Powering the Gloster is a 2.0L 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine. It is designed to push out a rated output of 218 PS and 480 Nm, which is sent to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, Gloster will be available with a 4WD layout with a Borg Warner transfer case, low-range gearbox, and locking rear differential. The prices for the Gloster are likely to range in between Rs. 35 lakh to Rs. 45 lakh.