MG Motor India has finally revealed details for their upcoming SUV, MG Gloster. The carmaker has unveiled its details like the interiors, features, the claimed Level-1 autonomous driver aids among others. The MG Gloster will be a large body-on-frame SUV expected to compete with the top players in India, which includes the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The Gloster will be the third offering from MG and the carmaker has claimed that thee Gloster will arrive with autonomous driver aids, making it the first Level 1 autonomous premium SUV in India.
The MG Gloster comes with a lot of first-in-segment features, including the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Some other features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Automatic Parking Assist amongst others like Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). MG has further come up with an on-demand Four-Wheel Drive that extends multiple driving modes in the Gloster. It is an Intelligent All Terrain System that provides enhanced control during vehicle off-roading with a dedicated rear differential and BorgWarner transfer case, a state-of-the-art electronic shift-on-the-fly technology. It also comes with seven different drive modes, namely ‘Snow’, ‘Mud’, ‘Sand’, ‘Eco’, ‘Sport’, ‘Normal’ and ‘Rock’.
Speaking on the unveiling of the luxurious off-roader, Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “At MG, technology disruption has always been the key priority. We pioneered the first internet car in India – HECTOR, followed by the ZS EV, the first pure electric internet SUV. We are beginning a new chapter in India’s auto sector today with the launch of its First Autonomous (Level 1) premium SUV. There are multiple scenarios wherein Gloster can sense and make decisions to improve your overall driving experience with ADAS technology. In other words, Gloster is not just another car – it is a high-tech assistant that only thinks about you, your safety, and your comfort all the time. With best-in-class features, a towering road presence, powerful capability, and luxurious interiors, the all-new MG Gloster is designed to set new benchmarks.”
MG Gloster will also come with a lot of other features like MG i-SMART technology that considerably adds to the vehicle’s overall experience, which includes some industry-firsts including Critical Tyre Pressure Voice Alert, Shortpedia App that gives short news summaries, and Anti-Theft Immobilization via Smartphone that remotely halts the engine ignition. It also comes with 3D maps from MapMyIndia which includes COVID testing centre locations in maps apart from various alerts like potholes and speed alerts. In addition to these, Gloster customers will also get Apple Watch Connectivity and can operate their Gaana app with voice control, alongside personalized welcome and greeting messages.
The SUV will come with a feature called ACC, which helps in maintaining a safe distance with other vehicles by adjusting speed. Apart from this, the other autonomous aids include Automatic Parking Assist, that ensures automated parking, FCW alerts a driver about a possible collision via visual and acoustic signatures, AEB, that activates braking intervention to prevent a collision with any four-wheeler or to decrease the speed of the same and LDW raises an alert upon departing from lanes. Besides these autonomous aids, Gloster will also be powered by AI technology and Computer Vision, under which, MG has integrated cameras and sensors to eliminate all blind spots with Blind Spot Detection. It further comes with PM 2.5 filter to help occupants breathe clean air during this pandemic.
On the performance front, the higher variants of the MG Gloster will be powered by a 2.0 Diesel Twin Turbo engine at 217bhp of power and 480 Nm Torque, making it the most powerful SUV in its category. It will also come with a segment-leading 12.3 inch’ HD touchscreen along with segment-first captain seats, 64 colour ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof. The SUV will come in four colours – Agate Red, Metal Black, Metal Ash and Warm White.
MG Motor India is also planning to unveil the industry-first ‘Shield’ – an innovative ownership package for Gloster customers. The pre-booking of the four-wheel-drive MG Gloster is now live on the MG Motor India website as well as its 200+ centres across India. Customers can book their much-awaited Premium SUV for a booking price of Rs. 100,000. As part of its commitment to its customers, the marquee automaker also extends a contactless suite of services including MG VPHY (voice-guided demonstration of vehicles at retail touchpoints).