MG Gloster is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado-sized SUV that will play the value card by having a price tag of roughly Rs 50 lakh (ex-showroom)
MG Hector has helped the carmaker to strengthen its roots in the country. With the launch of eZS, the carmaker also showcased its prowess of producing world-class electric mobility solutions. Now, the manufacturer is all set to introduce two more products in the Indian market. To further enjoy the Hector’s success, the company will first launch the Hector Plus, which is technically a Hector facelift with a 3rd row. Following the launch of Hector Plus, the larger Gloster will make its way to the showroom floors. The Hector Plus is scheduled to launch this summer while the Prado-rivalling Gloster will be launched in the festive season of 2020.
MG Gloster is the rebadged version of the Maxus D90 SUV sold in China.
The situation has been dreadful these days and thus, a delay was expected in the launch of these cars. But, the MG Motors is on its toes to make these cars reach the dealerships as quickly as possible. The Hector Plus will be launched with the same powertrains as the the Hector, which is offered with 2 engine options – 1.5L petrol and 2.0L FCA-sourced diesel. The Hector Plus will go up against the likes of the upcoming Tata Gravitas and the 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta.
The larger Gloster, on the other hand, will be a premium offering from the Chinese-owned British brand and will compete against the likes of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Jeep Grand Cherokee. In terms of dimensions, the Gloster measures 5,005 mm in length, 1,932 mm in width, and 1,850 mm in height. These massive proportions of the Gloster will help it with humongous road presence.
MG Hector Plus is technically a Hector with some cosmetic updates and an extra row of seats.
The MG Gloster is based on the Maxus D90 SUV sold in the Chinese market. Therefore, it will come with the same 2.0L turbo-petrol motor as the D90. This motor delivers a peak power output of 220 PS and a max. torque of 360 Nm. The diesel engine will, however, be a direct lift from the T70 pickup sold by Maxus in China. It will be a 2.0L twin-turbo diesel engine with a peak power output of 218 PS and a peak torque of 480 Nm.