MG Gloster, India’s first level 1 autonomous premium SUV was revealed earlier and today, the Chinese-owned British brand has revealed the prices of the upcoming SUV. What already posed a threat to the rivals such as Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner has now dropped a bomb with the prices. We’ll talk about it later. Now, let’s take a look at 10 reasons why MG Gloster will be a nail-biting rival in its segment. Let’s get started!
The best-in-segment Performance
The MG Gloster is a mean machine for sure. And the powerhouse under the hood is a symbol of that. Let’s take a look at the performance specs.
Engine Diesel 2.0-litre Twin-turbo Capacity 1996cc Power 218hp@4,000rpm Torque 480Nm@1,500-2,400rpm Driveline 4WD with Terrain Selection Transmission 8AT
With such power and torque, MG Gloster beats any SUV in its segment. And when you are out there searching for a 4WD SUV, MG Gloster is a great option.
A group of safety features that make MG Gloster a safe premium SUV! First-in-segment features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning already puts it ahead of the rivals. Moreover safety features such as 6 airbags, Automatic Vehicle Hold, 360-surround camera, ESP, TCS, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Roll Movement Intervention, Heated ORVMs, Electro-mechanical differential lock and much more put MG Gloster on the top when it comes safety.
PM 2.5 Filter (First-in-segment)
With the increasing pollution, one would love to have a cabin inside a car which ensures safe breathing. And the MG Gloster comes with a PM 2.5 Filter which is a first-in-segment feature too. The closest rivals, Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner do not offer this yet.
7 Alternate Terrain Modes
The segment leader, Ford Endeavour offers 3 terrain modes: Rock Mode, Sand Mode and Snow Mode. Well, the game is going to get tough as the MG Gloster offers Snow, Sand, Eco, Mud, Auto, Rock and Sport. Thus, it puts the premium SUV above the rivals for sure.
The instrument cluster of MG Gloster is a 20.32cm display. Just for your reference, the Toyota Fortuner has a part TFT MID while the Ford Endeavour gets a digital MID, but a smaller one. The MID displays all the essentials related to the SUV right behind the wheel.
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Toyota Fortuner does not offer one! Not even an electric sunroof. The Ford Endeavour gets a panoramic sunroof. And the MG Gloster might not pose any danger to the Endeavour in this department, Toyota Fortuner needs to upgrade for sure. Indians obsess over this feature and not having one puts you behind in the race.
Driver Fatigue Reminder System
Another safety first-in-segment feature, Driver Fatigue Reminder System that ensures the safety puts MG Gloster on the top in the segment. The system senses the driver’s state and alerts him/her accordingly minimizing the danger.
Ultimate Driver Seat
12-way adjustable seat with ventilation, memory feature, massaging and seat heating feature, the driver seat is an ultimate seat in the cockpit. Most of the features are not present in any car in the segment.
Touch Screen Infotainment System (Best-in-segment)
Another feature that Indian’s are obsessed with, the touchscreen infotainment system. Let’s first take a look at the rivals. The Ford Endeavour gets a 20.32cm Touchscreen infotainment system while the Toyota Fortuner has a 17.78cm touchscreen. Beating the rivals, MG Gloster gets a 31.2cm HD Touchscreen infotainment, the best-in-segment. It also gets a high-quality audio system with 12 speakers, again, best-in-segment.
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And now coming to the most important thing, the prices. So, let’s compare them.
MG Gloster Toyota Fortuner Ford Endeavour Variants Base Top-spec Base Top-spec Base Top-spec Price* ₹28,98,000 ₹35,38,000 ₹28,66,000 ₹34,43,000 ₹29,99,000 ₹35,10,000 *Ex-Showroom, Delhi
Do note that the base model of the Toyota Fortuner comes with a manual transmission while the MG Gloster offers the automatic transmission right from the base variant.
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