MG Motor ‘s fourth Indian model is expected to be the Gloster, a full-size 7-seat SUV unveiled at Auto Expo 2020. Not many specifics were revealed at the point, but we now have the Indian-spec Gloster’s first confirmed teaser and it seems like it will be fitted for its segment with some amazing technical firsts.
MG’s Gloster is already on offer under different names and badges in various international markets. The India-spec teaser shows some of the technical highlights using radar-based technologies for functions such as adaptive stability control, lane protection and automatic emergency braking. This is also seen to have some sort of auto parking assist.
The automated emergency braking device senses an unexpected barrier or a car stuck ahead and applies the brakes quicker than an normal driver. While, active cruise control will render the Gloster an absolute wonder for motorway driving because it will change the vehicle speed to maintain a reasonable distance from the front driver-calming down as it lowers speed and accelerates to the desired cruising speed until it moves out again. When the automobile veers out of the specified lane, the lane keep assist sends an warning. The Gloster ‘s international-spec variant has received a 5-star ranking in the accident assessments of ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme).
Because the Gloster will have to contend with the likes of the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner, their autonomous software is a move ahead. Other technologies that may be anticipated to be included include a 360-degree camera view, an 8.0-inch interactive multi-info (MID) monitor in the instrument panel, a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment device, ambient lighting and leatherette upholstery.
With a combination of petrol and diesel engines MG is expected to deliver the Gloster. All are projected to be 2.0-liter engines with a 224PS/350Nm petrol capacity, while the diesel may have a 218PS/480Nm output. The petrol engine is sold in foreign markets with a 6-speed car while the diesel engine is paired to an 8-speed vehicle. Even the Gloster comes with 4WD, and various driving modes.