MG Gloster SUV is just one of the 14 new MG Motor India products debuting at Auto Expo 2020.
MG Motor India has unveiled the Gloster premium full-size 7-seater SUV at Auto Expo 2020. Essentially the Indian version of Maxus D90, the MG Gloster will be priced between Rs 40-45 lakh ex-showroom, upon launch later this year. This makes it much more premium than the popular 7-seater SUV offerings available in the country, such as the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mahindra Alturas G4. In fact, in the global market, the Maxus D90 rivals premium SUVs like the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The SAIC-owned brand plans to introduce 14 products at the 15th instalment of the Indian biennial automotive show. The showcase includes sedans, MPVs, crossover, SUVs and EVs as well. With such an impressive portfolio, MG Motor India will be one of the highlight brands of Auto Expo 2020.
Coming back to the MG Gloster, the premium SUV will be available in both 6-seater and 7-seater formats. The body-on-frame vehicle spans over fives metres in length and has a commanding presence. With a wheelbase of 2,950mm, cabin space might not be a concern at all. The overall dimensions stand at 5005x1932x1875mm (LWH). Put in simple words, the MG Gloster or Maxus D90 is nothing short of massive.
Full-LED headlamps, panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, multi-way-adjustable powered front seats, etc., are some items on the list of equipment. For the estimated pricing, the SUV is expected to offer a lot more than other vehicles coming within the range; especially when it comes to features and the subsequent value for money.
Globally, the Maxus D90 is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes around 217bhp and 350Nm of torque. The SUV is available in both RWD and AWD formats while mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For the Indian market, the MG Gloster is expected to debut with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine developed in-house with FCA’s 2.0 Multijet II as the base. Output figures stand at 218bhp and 480Nm of torque. The Gloster will be available only with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Maxus D90 made its global debut at the 2016 Guangzhou International Motor Show and boasts of a 5-star safety rating in Australian NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). It would be interesting to see if the India-spec MG Gloster can achieve the same result in some other NCAP test.