The MG Gloster will go against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour
Words: Sanjoy Alexander
The MG Gloster has been launched in the Indian market and with its pricing and the long list of features and creature comforts, the premium SUV is ready to take on some of the established fighters in the segment. Yep, we are looking at you, Fortuner and Endeavour.
With an inaugural starting price of INR 28.98 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Gloster is making its intentions clear. MG would love to repeat the success of the Hector with this new luxury land-going yacht.
Being marketed as India’s First Autonomous Level 1 Premium SUV with features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Parking Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning, the MG Gloster will be made available in 4 variants loaded with features – Super, Smart, Sharp, and Savvy.
Much like its stablemate – the Hector – the Gloster line-up is filled to the brim with all the good stuff and we’ll be reviewing them in detail once we get behind the wheel of the new MG flagship.
Seating options can be had between 6-seater and 7-seater configurations. MG is also throwing in 4WD with an Intelligent All-Terrain System into the mix along with the conventional 2WD setup. Clearly, the manufacturer isn’t pulling any punches here as the contenders on the other end of the ring are solid offerings in the segment.
Coming to the engines on offer, Super and Smart variants get a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel heart. The Sharp and Savvy variants, on the other hand, pack a twin-turbo setup for added grunt. That’ll be 160hp of power and 375Nm of torque drawn out of the single-turbo unit. Coming to the twin-turbo unit, that chap hurls 216hp of power and 480Nm of torque in comparison. Certainly more tempting for customers to opt for the models up the range. An 8-speed automatic gearbox takes care of transmission duties on all variants.
The detailed price list with ex-showroom prices is as follows:
- Super 7-Seater – INR 28,98,000
- Smart 7-Seater – INR 30,98,000
- Sharp 7-Seater – INR 33,68,000
- Sharp 6-Seater – INR 33,98,000
- Savvy 6-Seater – INR 35,38,000
Bookings have begun and the special introductory prices listed above will be applicable till October 31st. Deliveries will begin shortly. There are 4 colors to choose from – Agata Red, Metal Black, Metal Ash and Warm White – once you decide to sign the dotted line. And all of them look smashing on the luxury barge. We have a soft spot for the Agata Red shade though.
In addition to the segment-leading Toyota Fortuner and the solid-seller Ford Endeavour, the MG Gloster will be brandishing its sword at the Mahindra Alturas G4 too.