Take a look at this badass pickup based on recently-launched MG Gloster. Should MG launch it in the Indian market?
MG Gloster is the biggest car in its segment, and hence, it boasts of massive road presence. The Gloster is based on a Chinese SUV – Maxus D90, which shares its underpinning with the Maxus T60 pickup truck. Thus, it is expected that MG might consider launching a Gloster-based pickup truck in the Indian market. This way, MG will be able to address another segment in the country. While the Gloster looks beefy and masculine, will its pickup truck iteration will also look great or not, remains a question. However, here’s digitally rendered illustration of the Gloster-based pickup truck, which was created by Ayush Dubey. You folks take a look, and let us know if it’s barbaric enough.
The Gloster pickup looks mean in this render. Talking of the changes, it gets a humongous radiator grille at the front and misses out on the chrome lip seen on the lower end of the Gloster’s bumper. A chunky scuff plate has been fixed on the front facet, instead. Also, beefy claddings can be seen around the wheel arches. After the C-pillar, the roof is chopped to fit a loading deck at the rear. Also, the digital artist has managed to give it a lift kit to fit in a set of massive M/T-grade tyres, which are shod on a set of nice-looking alloy wheels.
The Gloster is one of the most-loaded cars in its segment. It comes with Level-1 autonomous assistance that aids it with adaptive cruise control, emergency brake assist, auto-park assist, front collision alert and more. It also gets powered front seats with heating function, while the massaging function is restricted to the driver seat only. On the top of the dashboard sits a 12.3-inch touchscreen that comes coupled to a 12-speaker setup. The list is even longer, and we expect MG to employ the most of it on Gloster’s pickup truck iteration if it ever makes to the market.
Powering the Gloster is a 2.0L 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine that puts out a rated power output of 218 PS and 480 Nm of max torque. It comes coupled to a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic as standard. However, the 4X4 layout is optional, and it comes with a locking differential at the rear and a low-ratio transfer case.