The Gloster, MG’s flagship offering in India as a full-size, body-on-frame SUV, is due to enter India by Diwali 2020. Its features are being teased through a series of trailers in the build-up to its launch. The newest one is a showcase of the Gloster’s abilities off tarmac.
The Gloster will be offered with all-wheel-drive and a terrain management system. Its terrain modes can be toggled via a rotary dial on the central console. The modes teased include Rock, Mud and Sand.
In the teaser, the MG SUV was showing off its off-roading capabilities via tilt articulation tracks, traversing rocky terrain, wading through high water, descending steep surfaces as well as sprinting across muddy and sandy trails.
MG is expected to offer the Gloster with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. It has a double-wishbone suspension up front and a multi-link at the rear. The Gloster will come with a separate rear differential lock button. The water wading depth of the Gloster is expected to be around 550mm.
MG Gloster Luxury SUV – Off-road video
Video – Cartoq.
Its feature set is highlighted by semi-autonomous driving technology such as auto parallel parking assist, emergency autonomous braking and adaptive cruise control. The Gloster will also be equipped with comforts like captain seats in the middle row, plush tan leather upholstery, semi-digital instrument cluster and what seems like a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
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Intelligent 4WD – Capable Beyond Convention
MG Gloster is a powerful machine and delivers what it’s made for – the outdoors and for adventures. The MG Gloster takes on and tackles all kinds of terrains that come in its way and is built on the next generation intelligent 4-wheel drive system
All Terrain System (7 Modes)
MG Gloster comes with seven different drive modes, namely ‘Snow’, ‘Mud’, ‘Sand’, ‘Eco’, ‘Sport’, ‘Auto’ and ‘Rock’. Its Intelligent All Terrain System provides enhanced control during vehicle off-roading with a dedicated rear differential, BorgWarner transfer case and a state-of-the-art electronic shift on the fly technology.
Electro-Mechanical Differential Lock (EDL)
The electro-mechanical differential lock ensures that even when the vehicle is stuck in a tough, slippery situation, it can still obtain a large driving force by transferring 100% torque to the wheel with traction. This feature grants you the confidence and control required to take on whatever challenge that comes your way.
GLOSTER’s i-SMART 2.0 comes with over 70 connected car features for Smart, Savvy and Sharp. It also comes with 64-color ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, driver’s seat massager and 12-way electronically adjustable driver seat.
Pricing of MG Gloster
MG Gloster Diesel 2.0 Turbo 2WD is priced at Rs 28, 98,000 (Super (7 str)) and Rs 30, 98,000 (Smart (6 str)). Also, MG Gloster Diesel 2.0 Twin Turbo is priced at Rs 33,68,000 (Sharp (7 str)), Rs 33,98,000 (Sharp (6 str)) and Rs 35,38,000 (Savvy (6 str)).
All four variants of the Premium SUV are now available to customers for booking with a nominal amount of Rs. 100,000 across all MG’s expansive network of 200+ centers, on its website (www.mgmotor.co.in), or via My MG Mobile App.
MG Motor India has setup its car manufacturing plant at Halol in Gujarat.
Source – cardekho, zeebiz.