Morris Garage on Thursday launched flagship SUV, the MG Gloster in India. It is the fourth offering by the British Automaker, in India. It has been launched in four trim levels and at a starting introductory price of Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom).
The MG Gloster gets two diesel engine options. The first is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder single turbo-diesel engine which churns out 163HP of power and 375Nm of torque. The second engine option, a twin-turbo version of the same engine, which makes 218HP of power and 480 Nm of torque.
The twin turbo 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.
The Gloster is advertised to be India’s First Autonomous Level 1 premium SUV, offering such Level 1 features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Emergency Brake Assist, Autonomous Parking and more as a part of the Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS).
The flagship MG with its elegant design and compelling features appeals to the segment of premium and luxury that ranges from INR 25 lakhs to INR 50 lakhs but, competes directly with other full-size seven-seater ladder frame SUVs like the Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the segment leader the Toyota Fortuner. How the MG fairs against them is yet to be seen.
MG Motor has also recently introduced India’s first personalized car ownership program “MY MG SHIELD” with over 200 after-sales service options to choose from with purchase of the GLOSTER. The GLOSTER will come with a standard 3+3+3 package i.e. warranty of three years/100,000 kilometers, three years roadside assistance and three labour-free periodic services.
Under MY MG SHIELD, GLOSTER customers can further customize their ownership packages as per their requirements and will be extended Rs. 50,000 which can be redeemed as per their unique after-sales requirement. This amount is a part of the launch pricing of GLOSTER.
Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India said, “We believe that GLOSTER will establish new benchmark while combining matchless luxury, technology, and off-roading experience in its segment. The customized MY MG SHIELD aftersales packages will further provide more alternatives to customers and ensure a complete peace of mind. All of these features are in line with our philosophy of doing more than our customers’ expectations.”
The introductory price of the MG Gloster is valid until October 31, 2020 or first 2,000 customers.