MG Motors India has recently released a teaser video of its upcoming flagship SUV, the Gloster, on its twitter handle. This further confirms the launch of the SUV in the Indian market anytime soon. Also, this will be the company’s fourth offering after Hector, ZS EV, and Hector Plus. The upcoming Gloster has been caught in the camera doing test runs quite a few times. Spy shots of the SUV have also surfaced online on multiple occasions in the past. All those spy images have given us a fair idea of how the SUV will look like. Recently, the SUV was also spotted arriving at a dealership.
As per the images teased earlier, the front fascia of the Gloster gets a bold look due to the big chrome grille along with LED headlamps. The cabin of the upcoming SUV will boast of black with tan leather upholstery that gets a diamond quilt pattern. There will be a floating 12.3-inch touchscreen unit placed above the central AC vents. There, you can also find the manual controls for the climate control system. The dashboard layout of the SUV is similar to the BMW models. The upper half of the dashboard will get a tan leather finish with brushed aluminium trim. The spied images of the interior released earlier also revealed the yacht-style gear selector for an automatic transmission, a full-digital instrument screen, and a drive mode selector. The middle row seat inside the SUV will be used as captain seat. There will also be a third-row bench seat which further confirms that the SUV will be offered in a seven-seat form.
The SUV is likely to come equipped with four-wheel drive and an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). Other safety highlights will include adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, frontal collision warning and hands-free auto-parking.
Under the bonnet, the upcoming India-spec Gloster will draw its power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit that will generate 224 bhp power and 360 Nm torque. There will also be a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine on sale. The engine will churn out 218 bhp power and 480 Nm torque while being mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. In the global market, the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine delivers 224 bhp power and 350 Nm torque while being mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel engine, on the other hand, bells out 218 bhp power and 480 Nm torque. Here the engine is linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
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