Launched in India back in October 2020, the Gloster is the flagship SUV offering from MG Motor. And just like every other new car, the MG Gloster too featured a lower, introductory price tag. In this case, the three-row SUV started at Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Just a few short weeks after its arrival, the automaker had sold out all units of the Gloster for 2020. Once the introductory period ended, MG Motor India hiked the prices of the Gloster by between Rs 30,000 and Rs 1 Lakh. Now, the brand has once again hiked the prices of its flagship model, citing rising input costs as one of the primary reasons for the revision.
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In all, there are 5 variants of the MG Gloster on sale in our market. Out of these, the entry-level Super 7-seater variant is still priced at Rs 29.98 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – the same as before. However, the other four variants have been subjected to a price hike. Even at the lower end, the difference in old and new prices of the MG Gloster is as much as Rs 50,000. This affects the Smart 6-seater variant, which has gone from costing Rs 31.48 Lakh to Rs 31.98 Lakh. Then there are the Sharp 6-seater and Sharp 7-seater variants, both of which have had their prices hiked by Rs 70,000. Therefore, both of these variants have gone from their former price of Rs 34.68 Lakh to now costing Rs 35.38 Lakh.
Finally, there is the range-topping Savvy 6-seater variant of the MG Gloster. It was originally priced at Rs 36.08 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). MG Motor India has now tacked on an additional Rs 80,000 on top of that, thus taking the revised price to Rs 36.88 Lakh. Going up against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4, and the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the MG Gloster has so far been able to hold its own. However, given its comparatively higher price tag within the MG Motor India family, the Gloster naturally sells fewer units than the Hector or Hector Plus. Even so, the Gloster is relatively more popular than the Mahindra Alturas G4, which has been struggling to sell enough units.
The MG Gloster is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine but in two states of tune. In its lower output avatar, the engine kicks out 161hp along with 375Nm of maximum torque. However, in its most powerful form, the Gloster gets going with 215hp and 480Nm of peak torque plus all-wheel-drive. Regardless of which engine you pick, all variants of the MG Gloster come fitted with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard. To keep progress smooth, MG has given the Gloster features such as Hill Descent Control, an Electro-mechanical Differential Lock, and a driver-selectable Terrain Selection system. Furthermore, the SUV also gets modern safety tech like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking.