If you ever thought the Ford Endeavour is a single Fortuner rival in the Indian market, think again! MG Gloster is coming to India and it will be a Premium upgrade for Toyota Fortuner potential buyers!
Getting straight to the report, this car is already sold in the Chinese market as Maxus D90. The problem is, if the company brings the car fully imported, the price will shoot upwards of ₹ 1 Crore. But MG knows that in the Indian Market price is a major deciding factor so has come up with a plan to make Gloster affordable. Though the company has still not decided to produce MG Fortuner rival locally in the country, MG has decided to import the car as knockdown-units and assemble it in its plant at Gujarat.
For comparison, it clearly is the elder sibling of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and offers much more features and goodies than the former. For a complete walkaround video in Hindi please do check out our quick video:
The size and dimension of this car are mammoth. It looks and is bigger than the Toyota Fortuner and its other competitors. The front of the car gets a massive grille with chrome accents, daytime running LED lights, angular fog lamps.
The Indian version will also get the diamond-cut 19-inch alloy wheels. Chrome accents have been used throughout the car and add to its road presence. It also gets the industry-standard Panoramic sunroof. The rear of the car is as bulky as the front. It will be 7-seater and a segment above the Fortuner and Endeavour.
Interior and Features
On the inside, this MG Fortuner Rival has been equipped the with ambient lighting with 60+ configurable colours, Panoramic Sunroof, Powered front seats with memory and massage functions, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple Carplay and ‘Internet Inside’, 8-inch full TFT instrument console, 12-speaker JBL audio system, three-zone automatic climate control, full leather upholstery, keyless entry with push-button start and many more premium features.
With the MG Fortuner rival, the company will likely make the debut of SAIC’s 2.0-litre bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine. Paired with an 8-speed conventional torque converter, this engine has the capacity to belt out a maximum power output of 218 PS and a peak torque output of 480 Nm. Considering the segment, MG is expected include the Gloster with a four-wheel-drive system as standard. A petrol engine will also be provided but specs about it have yet not been confirmed. MG will want to add engines specifically made for India so expect to see some differences here from its Chinese sibling.
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Our motor octane team was recently in contact with Rajeev Chaba, President and MD of MG India. Check the video here:
In it, Mr. Chaba says that the current pandemic has forced MG India’s some projects to get delayed but the MG Hector had already been planned to be launched later in the year so the launch of MG Gloster is still on track and will be launched before Diwali. He also mentioned that Hector Plus will come in June.