MG Motor India has unveiled its premium SUV offering the MG Gloster, which it says is the country’s first Autonomous (Level 1) vehicle. The Gloster SUV is as the OEM's third product in India after the Hector and ZS EV.
The MG Gloster is bundled with advanced features such as the first-in-segment Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Automatic Parking Assist, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Detection (BSD).
MG says it has further come up with an on-demand Four-Wheel Drive that extends multiple driving modes in the Gloster. The SUV also has an intelligent all-terrain system that provides enhanced control during vehicle off-roading with a dedicated rear differential and BorgWarner transfer case, a state-of-the-art electronic shift-on-the-fly technology. It comes with seven different drive modes, namely Snow, Mud, Sand, Eco, Sport, Normal and Rock.
MG Motor India has started accepting the pre-booking for the MG Gloster on its website as well as its over 200 centres across India. The customers can book the vehicle for a price of Rs 100,000. As part of its commitment to its customers, the OEM has also extended a contactless suite of services including MG VPHY (voice-guided demonstration of vehicles at retail touchpoints).
Speaking on the unveil, Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India said, “At MG, technology disruption has always been the key priority. We pioneered the first internet car in India – Hector, followed by the ZS EV, the first pure electric internet SUV. We are beginning a new chapter in India’s auto sector today with the launch of its first Autonomous (Level 1) premium SUV. There are multiple scenarios wherein Gloster can sense and make decisions to improve your overall driving experience with ADAS technology.”
In terms of creature comforts the MG Gloster is equipped with MG i-Smart technology, which includes several industry-firsts including critical tyre pressure voice alert, Shortpedia App that gives short news summaries, and anti-theft immobilisation via Smartphone that remotely halts the engine ignition. It comes with 3D maps from MapMyIndia which includes Covid testing centre locations in maps apart from various alerts like potholes and speed alerts. In addition to these, Gloster customers will also get Apple Watch Connectivity and can operate their Gaana app with voice control, alongside personalised welcome and greeting messages.
The ACC (auto cruise control) helps in maintaining a safe distance with other vehicles by adjusting speed and APA ensures automated parking, FCW alerts a driver about a possible collision via visual and acoustic signatures. Similarly, AEB activates braking intervention to prevent a collision with any four-wheeler or to decrease the speed of the same and LDW raises an alert upon departing from lanes. Besides powering Gloster with AI technology and Computer Vision, MG has also integrated 360deg cameras and sensors to eliminate all blind spots with Blind Spot Detection. It further comes with PM 2.5 filter to help occupants breathe clean air.
The higher variants of the MG Gloster will be powered by 2.0 Diesel Twin Turbo engine at 218 PS Power and 480 Nm Torque, making it the most powerful SUV in its category. It will also come with a segment-leading 12.3-inch HD touchscreen along with segment-first captain seats, 64 colour ambient lighting and panoramic sunroof. The SUV comes in four colour options – Agate Red, Metal Black, Metal Ash and Warm White.
MG Motor India is also set to soon unveil the industry-first ‘Shield’ – an innovative ownership package for Gloster customers.
*Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is not a substitute for human eye and driver vigilance. It is a driver assist system that enhances driving experience and safety. The driver shall remain responsible for safe, vigilant, and attentive driving.