MG Motor India will be launching the Gloster flagship SUV in India during the festive season. The full-size Gloster SUV will be India's first autonomous L1 SUV. We exclusively told you that MG's next product will be a technology-rich SUV, packed with features such as advanced driver assistance systems, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, 12 speakers, emergency stop, lane departure warning, collision avoidance system (CAS) and more. Now, the carmaker has confirmed that the SUV will also get adaptive cruise control feature, rounding off MG's advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technology.
The adaptive cruise control is an active safety system which enhances safety by slowing down and maintaining a safe distance with the vehicle in front. Other autonomous features that will be seen on the SUV include front collision warning, blind-spot monitor, auto park assist and lane departure warning. It will also come loaded with an 8-inch instrument cluster, diamond-style-stitching seats, three-zone climate control, captain seats, panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, brand's iSMART technology, six driving modes and more.
Aesthetically, the Gloster SUV flaunts a simple but imposing design that is highlighted by a massive grille upfront, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, distinctive wheel arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights among others. It will also be the first SUV in its segment to get a 64-ambient lighting feature. First showcased in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, the SUV will be based on the Maxus D90, which is sold in China.
The British car marque hasn't revealed the engine details of the SUV yet. However, we believe that it will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard along with an optional automatic unit. The petrol mill is capable of churning out 220 bhp with peak torque of 360 Nm. Interestingly, the SUV is likely to be offered with a diesel engine too. When launched, the MG's upcoming SUV will take on the likes of Land Cruiser Prado, Jeep Cherokee, BMW X3, Mercedes GLA and the Volvo XC90.