The MG Gloster will be launched in the Indian auto market in the next few weeks to become an interesting addition to the limited full-size SUV segment in the country.
While the increasing popularity of SUVs has been mainly because of the high demand for compact or subcompact SUVs, full-size SUVs have never lost its charm with SUV enthusiasts in India. Nevertheless, the offerings in this segment are still quite limited with only Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. The rest belongs to a higher segment. Only the Endeavour and Fortuner have succeeded in attracting Indian auto consumers’ attention whereas the Alturas G4 has not managed to gain popularity among the Indian people. This segment also includes the Isuzu M4; however, this SUV has not been made BS6-compliant and has never been a favourite SUV of the Indian SUV enthusiasts since the very beginning. In the next few weeks, the Indian auto market will welcome another entry to this segment, the MG Gloster, which, after the Hector, ZS EV and the newly-launched Hector Plus will be the fourth product from the British automaker for the Indian auto market. Recently, a teaser which shows the production-spec Gloster and some of its feature highlights has been released.
Being a rebadged version of the Maxus D90, the MG Gloster is underpinned by a ladder on frame chassis. The SUV will be 5,005 long, 1,932 mm wide and 1,875 mm high. These figures will make it the biggest full-size SUV in the Indian auto market and feature a huge and intimidating appearance. As regards the exterior, the MG Gloster will feature the company’s signature octagonal MG badging on the octagonal grille, LED projector headlights with integrated LED DRLs and a masculine bonnet. The SUV will also come with 19-inch silver-grey multi-spoke alloy rims and LED taillights.
In terms of the interior, the best material and equipment are expected to be utilized in this premium SUV. The features list will include a wide horizontal 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an i-Smart suite with 50 connectivity features and an automatic parking assist, etc.
The MG Gloster will receive its power from only a 2.0-litre twin-turbo oil burner which can generate 215 BHP against 480 Nm. The transmission duties are expected to be undertaken by an automatic gearbox and an AWD system will also be offered as a standard across all the features of this SUV. The Maxus D90 is also powered by a 2.0-litre turbo gasoline burner which is likely to absent in the India-spec model. The MG Gloster is anticipated to be launched next month to take advantage of the festive season. The SUV’s price is likely to range from INR 40 lakh to INR 45 lakh (ex-showroom).