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Showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, the MG Gloster garnered immense queries at the venue. With its gigantic dimensions, the body on frame SUV is one of the biggest 7-seater SUVs available in India. Size is something which MG has caught with buyers in this part of the world. The experience of MG Hector and Hector Plus testifies this approach. On top of it, if you can imbibe features and premium feel to the car – you have a winner. The Gloster SUV promises both.
The MG Gloster packs in many segment-first features which makes it the number one choice for someone looking for a feature-rich SUV in this price bracket. Although you will find the semi-British flag on the vehicle highlighting its Brit origin, MG comes under the umbrella of SAIC Motor Corporation. The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) is a Chinese state-owned auto brand. The Gloster is known as the Maxus D90 in the dragon land and LDV D90 in Australia. Let’s delve into more details of the MG SUV.
Immense road presence. An SUV of this segment is a style statement and the Gloster gets full marks on this aspect. Before going into its designing bits, let’s have a look at its mammoth dimensions.
MG Gloster the competition – Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4 – quite comprehensively in all proportions except for the width. The Alturas is marginally wider than the MG.
Coming to the front, you will find a large chromed grille with MG logo sitting right at the centre. The sleek wing-shaped full LED headlamps and chrome ‘brackets’ in fog lamp housing add some element to the face. The contours on the bonnet give it a muscular look. Overall, the front isn’t very inspiring and fails to complement its mammoth dimensions.
The Gloster gets traditional SUV shape evident from the sides. It gets large wheel arches housing segment-best 19-inch alloy wheels. A chrome strip runs along the window base and blends with the roof – looks elegant. The rear design isn’t something you would remember. It gets a thick chrome slat over the number plate flanked by split tail lamps. The chrome lettering of GLOSTER at the rear might not go too well for a buyer of this segment. It gets smartly finished faux quad exhaust pipes.
The interior is the place which you would love to be in. It exudes a premium feel most of the times. The first half of the dash gets soft-touch materials while the latter half is leather-finished. The cabin quality is much better than its rivals. The leather upholstery looks luxurious on seats and above door pads look pure premium.
The Gloster cabin mimics the latest BMW cars. AC vents, climate control switches and infotainment unit housing, in particular, look like an exact copy. The seating position is higher in Gloster which gives you a good view of the surrounding. The large panoramic sunroof makes the cabin airier. The second-row captain seats offer excellent legroom and headroom. The last row too gets decent headroom and knee room. However, the legroom is a bit compromised and you also sit in a little knee-high position. It still gets the most spacious third-row in a 7-seater car.
There are plenty of storage spaces for your knick-knacks in the Gloster. The SUV gets big storage box, phone slot, big door pockets and 343-litres of boot space. Folding the third-row seats liberates cavernous space of over 1000 litres. You get 60:40 split third-row seats. It is available in 6-seat and 7-seat combinations.
Engine and Specifications
The MG Gloster comes with two diesel engine options – a 2.0-litre turbo and twin-turbo.
|Diesel engines||2.0-litre turbo||2.0-litre twin-turbo|
|Transmission||8-speed auto||8-speed auto|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||75-litres||75-litres|
The MG Gloster is fat on features with many being segment-first. It gets adaptive cruise control, heated, cooled and massaging powered driver’s seat with memory, lane departure warning, three-zone climate control, 12-speakers, wireless phone charging, 64-colour ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, auto LED headlamps, electric tailgate, paddle shifters, powered co-driver seat, panoramic sunroof and the list goes on.
It gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MG’s connected car tech, intelligent voice commands, maps with real-time traffic data along with many more smartphone-controlled features.
MG has incorporated enough safety gadgets in its Gloster SUV. It gets autonomous emergency braking, front collision warning auto parking assist function and a 360-degree camera to name a few.
Under standard safety features, it gets electronic stability program, eight airbags, e-parking brake with auto hold, rollover mitigation and hill descent control.
Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
|Gloster Variants||Turbo-Diesel||Twin-Turbo Diesel|
|Super 7-seater||Rs 28.98 lakh||–|
|Smart 6-seater||Rs 30.98 lakh||–|
|Sharp 6- / 7-seater||–||Rs 33.98 lakh/ Rs 33.68 lakh|
|Savvy 6-seater||–||Rs 35.38 lakh|
MG Gloster starts at introductory prices of Rs 28.98 lakh and maxes out at Rs 35.38 lakh.
To sum up, if you are wondering about buying a premium SUV with spacious interiors, rich features and luxurious cabin, the Gloster should certainly be the default choice. However, despite the gargantuan promotions, it fails to leave a mark on the road unlike the Toyota Fortuner or the Mahindra Alturas G4. For someone who wants to flaunt his new machine, look for the aggressive Fortuner or the Mahindra. If you need the best of both worlds, the Ford Endeavour gives you everything in the right quotient.