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MG plans to take the fight to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour with the aggressively priced Gloster that’s half a size bigger and comes loaded to the gills with features
Dhruv Saxena

Likes Cabin space, features, price

Dislikes Quality and finish of certain elements in the cabin

With the Gloster, MG doesn’t just plan to appeal to those for whom size matters the most, but also those on the hunt for a feature-packed luxury SUV which means the Gloster is looking to lock horns with everything right from the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour to the Skoda Kodiaq and even entry-level luxury SUVs from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and the likes.

The Gloster is bigger than the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. It is also longer and taller than the Mahindra Alturas G4 but not as wide. At 2,950mm the Gloster has a longer wheelbase than those SUVs as well. Those generous proportions give it immense presence on the road of course. However, unlike the Hector, the Gloster isn’t what you’d call radical or eye-catching in terms of design as its styling follows a more conventional approach. It looks premium enough with its all-LED headlamps including LED turn indicators, 19-inch two-tone alloys and LED elements for the tail lamp. However, we feel the fog lamps should have been LED units as well keeping the premium positioning and the price of the Gloster in mind. The tailgate sports a whole host of badges including the name spread across the boot lid in big bold letters. We’re not big fans of it but it’s for the owners and buyers to decide whether they like it or not.

All of the elements within the cabin certainly look quite posh like the leather treatment for the dashboard, diamond stitching pattern for the seats, the fancy-looking gear selector, etc. However, it just doesn’t feel as expensive as it looks. The materials, the finish and the quality, in general, doesn’t exactly relay that rich feeling you’d expect based on their appearance. Then there’s the 360-degree camera view. Sure, its a premium feature, but the resolution and graphics could’ve been better. In this top-end Savvy trim, MG has packed the Gloster to the brim with features.

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October 2020