The MG Gloster made its India debut earlier this year at Auto Expo 2020, and the full-size SUV is set to be MG Motor India’s fourth launch after Hector, ZS EV & Hector Plus in our market. Now, the company has shared a new teaser video, revealing some of the features the MG Gloster will come with.
- Adaptive cruise control technology.
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to also be offered.
- Launch plan around festive season.
The 38-second clip doesn’t give much away, but includes a mention of the advanced driver assistance features the MG Gloster will get.
Adaptive cruise control will be a highlight of the Gloster’s equipment list; a feature only seen on high-end luxury cars in India, Adaptive cruise control utilises radar, laser or cameras to monitor the road and automatically maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front..
Similarly, another sensor-based feature that can be caught out by our erratic traffic conditions is autonomous emergency braking (AEB), which will automatically apply the full force of the brakes if it detects that a frontal collision is imminent. A step lower than this is the frontal collision warning system, which usually gives the driver a visual and audio alert when it detects a potential impact, and yes, both these appear to be part of the Gloster’s feature list.
The final standout feature from the teaser clip is hands-free auto-parking, which uses the parking sensors to automatically navigate itself into a parking spot. Unlike the aforementioned features, this can be found in more mainstream models, including the likes of the Ford Endeavour, but it should help parking the mammoth Gloster in a crowded lot.
The inclusion of these features that match some considerably more expensive vehicles, is in line with MG’s idea of positioning the Gloster as a full-blown luxury SUV, and slightly above the other popular ladder-frame, seven-seat SUVs already in the market.
MG Gloster is a full-size, three-row SUV that will be MG’s flagship model & on dimension part it will be 5,005mm in length, 1,932mm in width and 1,875mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,950mm, it is bigger than other seven-seat SUVs such as the Fortuner, Endeavour & Alturas G4.
Engine and gearbox options ??
The Maxus D90 the Gloster is based on is available with a 224hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine abroad, with a choice of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. While a petrol option is expected to be on offer, the Gloster is also expected to get a diesel engine – a 2.0-litre, twin-turbo unit said to be derived from FCA’s Multijet II engine, making 218hp and 480Nm of torque.
Expected price ??
It has previously been confirmed the MG Gloster will be launched before Diwali this year, and the SUV is expected to be priced between 35 Lakh to 40 Lakh ex-showroom..