Following the success of MG Hector, British automaker MG Motors is preparing to launch its full-size SUV Gloster in the Indian market. According to reports, the company will launch this Diwali SUV in India. It will be brought to India from China by CKD route and assembled at the plant at Halol in Gujarat. The company showcased Gloster at the Delhi Auto Expo for the first time with Hector Plus.
There is no direct rival in the market
At present, the three-row Hector Plus is in the queue to reach the showroom in the coming months, while a few days later the full-size Gloster (rebased Maxus D90) will also be available for sale in the market. This seven-seater will reportedly be localized to have a competitive price. It is worth noting that Gloster has no direct rival in India as it has a larger ratio than the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu MU-X.
Assembled in India
According to reports, it is brought to India from China via the CKD route and will be assembled at the brand’s Halol plant in Gujarat. Country head of the company, Rajiv Chaba, said in a recent interview that MG Gloster will be introduced around Diwali.
Available in many engine options in China
- At the moment its assembly processor has not yet started and is expected to start in the coming weeks. The rebadge Maxus D90 measures 5,005 mm in length, 1,932 mm in width and 1,875 mm and has a wheelbase of 2,950 mm. The Maxus D90 is sold in several powertrain options in China and is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 224 PS and 360 Nm or 218 PS and 350 Nm.
- It can also get a 2.0-litre turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine option, which will generate 163 PS and 375 Nm and 218 PS and 480 Nm power. India will get a twin-turbo oil-burner with a part-time four-wheel-drive configuration with 8-speed automatic transmission.
These interesting features
MG Glouster will get some highlighting features including eight-way adjustable driver seat with leather seats, 19-inch wheels, LED headlamps, heating and ventilation functions, eight-inch HD driver info display, JBL with 12 speakers. The audio, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting is included.