The MG Gloster is the carmaker’s new flagship SUV and it has been launched in India with a starting introductory price* of Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Gloster was first showcased in India back at the 2020 Auto Expo, with more details about the interior and features list being revealed more recently.
MG also officially began accepting booking for the Gloster on September 24, with the booking amount set at Rs 1 lakh.
The Gloster comes is four trim levels – Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy.
Powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine with either 163hp or 218hp.
Rivals include the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.
MG Gloster price VariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi) Super (7-seater)Rs 28.98 lakhSmart (6-seater)Rs 30.98 lakhSharp (7-seater)Rs 33.68 lakhSharp (6-seater)Rs 33.98 lakhSavvy (6-seater)Rs 35.38 lakh
MG Gloster price and variants
The Gloster is being offered in four trim levels – Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. Starting with the base Super trim (priced at Rs 28.98 lakh), it comes only with a seven-seat configuration (a bench seat in the second row). It gets a lot of standard equipment, such as six airbags, ESP, traction control, hill hold, cruise control, auto headlights and wipers, a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and more.
The Smart trim (priced at Rs 30.98 lakh) adds features like a sunroof, paddle shifters, 3-zone climate control, MG’s ‘i-Smart’ connected car tech, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, to name a few. It can only be had in a six-seat configuration, with captain seats in the middle row.
Coming to the Sharp trim (priced at Rs 33.68-33.98 lakh), it can be had in either a six- or seven-seat configuration. Some key features over the Smart trim include a panoramic sunroof, a powered driver’s seat with heating, ventilation, massage and memory functions, a 12-speaker sound system, 360-degree parking cameras, blind spot monitoring system and more.
The top-spec Savvy trim (priced at Rs 35.38 lakh) can only be had as a six-seater and gets the suite of ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) features, like forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and hands-free parking.
MG Gloster engine and gearbox
The MG Gloster gets two diesel engine options. The first is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which churns out 163hp and 375Nm of torque. This engine is only available in the Super and Smart trim levels.
The second engine option, a twin-turbo version of the same engine, is offered on the higher Sharp and Savvy trims. It makes 218hp and 480Nm of torque. This setup also gets on-demand four-wheel drive with selectable drive modes.
Both engine options come paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox; there is no manual option.
MG Gloster competitors
MG’s flagship SUV competes in the full-size segment against other 7-seat ladder-frame SUVs. This means, its key rivals include the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the Mahindra Alturas G4.
MG Gloster vs Rivals prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)MG Gloster Toyota FortunerFord EndeavourMahindra Alturas Diesel MT-Rs 30.67-32.64 lakh–Diesel ATRs 28.98-35.38 lakhRs 32.53-34.43 lakhRs 29.99-35.10 lakhRs 28.73-31.73 lakh
At this price point, entry-level Gloster prices are lower than the Fortuner’s by a sizable Rs 3.55 lakh and even undercut the Endeavour by Rs 1 lakh. The top-spec Gloster is a bit costlier than the Toyota and the Ford though. The Alturas G4 is more affordable than all its rivals at both ends of the spectrum.
Nonetheless, the Gloster’s introductory pricing makes MG’s full-size SUV seem like quite a value for money proposition thanks to the impressive space and equipment on offer.
*Introductory price valid until October 31, 2020 or first 2,000 customers
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