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2020 MG Gloster SUV Review

Written by Parichay Malvankar

MG Motor India has unveiled the MG Gloster premium SUV in the Indian market and also commenced the pre-launch bookings of the large SUV. The MG Gloster can now be booked by putting down a reservation fee of INR 100,000 from MG Motor India website as well as its 200+ centres across India. The brand also revealed that the Gloster SUV will be offered in four colour options – Metal Black, Warm White, Agate Red and Metal Ash. 

The MG Gloster will measure more than 5 metres in length and features a butch design language. The muscular SUV features a large imposing radiator grille with satin silver accents, sleek LED projector headlamps, halogen fog lamps, aero ducts on the fog lamp area, power bulges on the bonnet, a chrome skid plate, rounded wheel arches with protective plastic cladding, a bold chrome ‘GLOSTER’ moniker on the tailgate, wraparound tail lamps and quad chrome-tipped rounded exhaust pipes. 

On the inside, the MG Gloster features a segment-leading 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MG i-SMART technology and 3D maps from MapMyIndia with COVID testing locations, potholes information and speed alerts. The Gloster also comes with Critical Tyre Pressure Voice Alert, in-built Gaana app, voice control, PM 2.5 filter and a  360-degree camera. The premium SUV comes with captain seats, 64-colour ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof. Additionally, the Gloster is the first SUV in India with Level1 Autonomous features and the Gloster comes with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that offers Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Automatic Parking Assist, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD). 

Powering the MG Gloster is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Twin-Turbo Diesel engine that makes 218 PS of power and 480 Nm of torque, matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The SUV features an intelligent 4-wheel drive system with Normal, Snow, Mud, Sand, Eco, Sport, and Rock driving modes along with a dedicated locking rear differential, BorgWarner transfer case and state-of-the-art electronic shift-on-the-fly technology.