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    MG Gloster Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Saturday, Nov 14 2020

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the 2020 MG Gloster to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Gloster comes packed with a 2.0-litre turbo and a more powerful 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine option. Both the engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. While the turbo engine is available with 2WD drivetrain, the twin turbo engine comes only with the 4WD setup.

     

    MG Gloster Variants Explained

    What Is The Price Of The 2020 MG Gloster?

    The MG Gloster has a starting price of Rs 29.98 lakh. Super and Smart are the Gloster’s lower variants that are equipped with a comparatively lesser powerful engine and a rear-wheel drive setup. Sharp and Savvy are the top 2 variants of the Gloster, which come with a more powerful engine along with the four-wheel drive setup. The Sharp variant is available in 7-seater and 6-seater configurations to choose from. 

    In the table below is the full price list of the MG Gloster.

    MG GLOSTER | PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI

    LESS POWERFUL

    Variant

    Seats

    Powertrain

    Price

    Super

    7

    2.0D w/ 8-speed AT & 2WD

    Rs 29.98 lakh

    Smart

    6

    2.0D w/ 8-speed AT & 2WD

    Rs 31.48 lakh

    MORE POWERFUL

    Varian

    Seats

    Powertrain

    Price

    Sharp

    7

    2.0D Twin Turbo w/ 8-speed AT & 4WD

    Rs 33.98 lakh

    Sharp

    6

    2.0D Twin Turbo w/ 8-speed AT & 4WD

    Rs 34.28 lakh

    Savvy

    6

    2.0D Twin Turbo w/ 8-speed AT & 4WD

    Rs 35.58 lakh


    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 MG Gloster vs Rivals? 

    The Gloster’s lower variants come packed with 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that offers 163PS of maximum power and 375Nm of peak torque. This engine is available only with 2WD drivetrain. When equipped with this engine, the Gloster’s power:weight and torque:weight ratios are almost at the bottom in its segment. 

    Also Read - 2020 MG Gloster vs Hector vs Hector Plus - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Gloster’s top variants get powered by 2.0-litre diesel engine with 2 turbochargers along with 4WD drivetrain. This engine produces 218PS of maximum power and 480Nm of peak torque. In this case, the power:weight ratio of the Gloster is the best in the segment. Both the engine options get paired with only an 8-speed automatic transmission.

    GLOSTER vs KEY RIVALS

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Gloster

    Fortuner

    Endeavour

    Displacement

    2.0-litre, Turbo

    2.0-litre, Twin Turbo

    2.8-litre, Turbo

    2.8-litre, Turbo

    2.0-litre, Turbo

    Cylinders

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Capacity

    1996cc

    1996cc

    2755cc

    2755cc

    1996cc

    Maximum Power

    163PS @ 4000rpm

    218PS @ 4000rpm

    177PS @ 3400rpm

    177PS @ 3400rpm

    170PS @ 3500rpm

    Power:Weight

    70.87PS/t*

    88.44PS/t

    81.19PS/t

    81.19PS/t

    70.54PS/t

    Peak Torque

    375Nm @ 1500-2400rpm

    480Nm @ 1500-2400rpm

    420Nm @ 1400-2600rpm

    450Nm @ 1600-2400rpm

    420Nm @ 2000-2500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    163.04Nm/t*

    194.73Nm/t

    192.66Nm/t

    206.42Nm/t

    174.27Nm/t

    Drivetrain

    2WD

    4WD

    2WD & 4WD

    2WD & 4WD

    2WD & 4WD

    0-100kmph

    --

    --

    --

    --

    13.9s (4WD)

    Manual Transmission

    --

    --

    6MT

    --

    --

    Claimed FE

    --

    --

    14.2kmpl

    --

    --

    Automatic Transmission

    8AT

    8AT

    --

    6AT

    10AT

    Claimed FE

    NA

    NA

    --

    14.6kmpl (2WD)
    14.2kmpl (4WD)

    13.9kmpl (2WD)
    12.4kmpl (4WD)

    Tested FE

    --

    12kmpl

    --

    --

    11kmpl (4WD)

    *assumed

    As the MG Gloster is a big SUV, we recommend that you choose the more powerful engine, with the on-demand 4WD capability, especially if this combination comes with a sensible price tag. The reason is very straightforward - such a large SUV without any off-road capability and performance is only a poser. MG hasn’t yet revealed the Gloster’s claimed fuel efficiency.

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 MG Gloster vs Rivals?

    The Gloster is a large D2 segment SUV and has a length of almost 5m. Compared to the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner, the Gloster’s length, width, height and wheelbase are bigger, but it has lesser ground clearance. The Endeavour and Fortuner come with maximum wheel size of 18-inches, while the Gloster offers only the larger 19-inch wheels. 

    GLOSTER vs KEY RIVALS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Gloster

    Fortuner

    Endeavour

    Length

    4985mm

    4795mm

    4903mm

    Width

    1926mm

    1855mm

    1869mm

    Height

    1867mm

    1835mm

    1837mm

    Wheelbase

    2950mm

    2745mm

    2850mm

    Boot Space

    NA

    296-litres*

    NA

    Ground Clearance

    210mm*

    225mm

    225mm

    Fuel Tank

    75-litres

    80-litres

    80-litres

    Tyre Size (Base)

    255/55 R19

    265/65 R17

    265/60 R18

    Tyre Size (Top)

    255/55 R19

    265/60 R18

    265/60 R18

    *unofficial

    MG Gloster Variant-wise Features

    MG Gloster Super Variant

    The Gloster Super variant is priced at Rs 29.98 lakh. This is the entry-level variant of the Gloster and offers all the standard safety features apart from which there are also features like - side & curtain airbags, electronic stability program, hill start assist, driver fatigue reminder, automatic LED headlamps and rear parking camera.

    This variant offers a long features list, and some of its key features include: height adjustable driver seat, 60:40 split 3rd row w/ recline, cruise control, multi drive modes,  tilt steering, front & rear armrest, electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs, keyless entry with push-button start stop and rain sensing wipers.

    Following are the Gloster Super variant’s safety and functional features:

    MG GLOSTER SUPER | FEATURES

    Safety

    Functional

    Std. Safety Features

    Rear Parking Camera

    Cruise Control

    3 x USB & 4 x 12V Sockets

    Day/night IRVM

    Driver Fatigue Reminder

    Drive Modes (Sport, Normal & Eco)

    Tilt Steering

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Electric Parking Brake

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Front & Rear Armrest

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Front Parking Sensors

    60:40 Split 2nd Row w/ Slide & Recline

    Sunglass Holder

    Electronic Stability Program w/ Rollover Mitigation

    Heated ORVMs

    60:40 Split 3rd Row w/ Recline

    All Power Windows w/ Driver One+-touch Up/Down

    Traction Control

    Rear Defogger

    Manual AC w/ AC Vents In All Rows

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    Hill Start Assist

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    Front Vanity Mirrors w/ Illumination

    Hill Descent Control

    ISOFIX

    Engine Start/Stop

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    All Disc Brakes

    7 x 3-point Seatbelts

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Luggage Lamp

    Automatic LED Headlamps

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Rain Sensing Wipers

    Fog Lamps

       


    The Gloster offers a 12.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system along with steering-mounted controls, but the base Super variant only gets a 6-speaker audio system along with this system. This variant also offers LED DRLs, 19-inch machined alloy wheels, roof rails, twin exhausts and leatherette+fabric upholstery.

    The following table offers all the entertainment and style features:

    MG GLOSTER SUPER | FEATURES

    Entertainment

    Style

    12.3-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    LED DRLs

    Roof Rails

    Soft-touch Dashboard & Door Panel

    6-speaker Audio System

    LED Tail Lamps

    Twin Exhausts

    4-inch MID

    Steering-mounted Controls

    R19 Machined Alloy Wheels

    Chrome Door Handles

    Front & Rear Scuff Plates

    USB, FM & Bluetooth

    Turn Indicators on ORVMs

    Black Interior w/ Leatherette+Fabric Upholstery

     


    The Gloster Super entry-level variant offers a number of upmarket features. However, at the same time in this price range, it lacks features like auto-dimming IRVM, auto AC, telescopic steering, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. 

    MG Gloster Super variant vs Smart Variant

    The Gloster Smart is Rs 1.5 lakh more expensive than the Super variant.

    MG GLOSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    Super

    Difference

    Smart

    Rs 29.98 lakh

    Rs 1.5 lakh

    Rs 31.48 lakh


    The features that are lacking in the Super variant get added in the Smart variant along with some more. The key additional features of the Smart variant are : tyre pressure monitoring system, powered tailgate, sunroof, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, triple-zone auto AC, telescopic steering, black-brown interior with leather upholstery, 12-way powered driver seat and middle row captain seats.

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    The high-value additional features of this variant are - powered driver seat, triple zone auto AC, sunroof and leather upholstery. 

    The following table offers you a look at all the additional features of the Smart variant over the Super variant:

    MG GLOSTER SMART | FEATURES OVER SUPER

    Safety & Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Paddle Shifters (5k)

    Telescopic Steering (10k)

    Sunroof

    Cornering Lamps

    12-way Powered Driver Seat (w/ 4-way Lumbar Support) (24k)

    One-touch Up/Down on All Windows (1k)

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Captain Seats (10k)

    All-windows-close w/ Key

    Chrome Exterior & Interior Finish

    +2 Speakers

    Powered Tailgate w/ Foot Swipe Open (10k)

    Connected-car/Telematics Features (10k)

    Brown-black Interior w/ Leather Upholstery

    Navigation

    3-zone Auto AC (20k)

    8-inch MID

         

    Ambient Lighting

         

    LED Interior Lights


    As per our internal data, the Smart variant’s added features easily justify its additional premium of Rs 1.5 lakh over the Super variant. So, if you are eyeing to buy a Gloster 2WD variant, then you should go for the Smart variant. 

    MG Gloster Smart variant vs Sharp Variant

    The Gloster Sharp 7-seater variant is Rs 2.50 lakh more expensive than the Smart variant, while the Sharp 6-seater version is Rs 2.80 lakh costlier than the Smart.

    MG GLOSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    Smart

    Difference

    Sharp

    Rs 31.48 lakh (6-seater)

    Rs 2.50 lakh

    Rs 33.98 lakh (7-seater)

    Rs 31.48 lakh (6-seater)

    Rs 2.80 lakh

    Rs 34.28 lakh (6-seater)

     

    The Sharp variant comes packed with the more powerful engine as well as 4WD setup.

    Its key additional features include: panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming IRVM, 360-degree parking camera, ORVM with memory and auto-tilt on reverse, driver seat with memory-ventilation and massage, powered co-driver seat and wireless charger. You can checkout all the additional features of the Sharp variant over the Smart variant in the table below:

    MG GLOSTER SHARP | FEATURES OVER SMART

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Auto-dimming IRVM

    + 2 Speakers

    Heated Front Seats

    Panoramic Sunroof w/ Remote Operation

    Blind Spot Detection

    Subwoofer & Amplifier

    Driver Seat w/ Memory, Ventilation & Massage (2+5+3 = 10k)

    Puddle Lamps w/ Logo Projection

    360-degree Parking Camera

     

    8-way Powered Co-driver Seat

    Ambient Lighting w/ 64 Colours

       

    Wireless Charger

    Illuminated Scuff Plates (3k)

       

    ORVM w/ Memory & Auto-tilt in Reverse (2k+3k)

     
       

    Luggage Screen

     

    25k

    15k

    42k

    100k


    According to our internal data, the Sharp variant’s performance capability and additional features are worth more than its Rs 2.8 lakh additional asking price, so it is a sensible upgrade from both the lower variants. 

    We recommend most buyers to choose the Sharp variant in its 6-seater or 7-seater configuration depending on your requirements.

    MG Gloster Sharp variant vs Savvy Variant

    The Gloster Savvy is Rs 1.30 lakh more expensive than the Sharp variant. 

    MG GLOSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    Sharp

    Difference

    Savvy

    Rs 34.28 lakh

    Rs 1.30 lakh

    Rs 35.58 lakh


    The features that the Savvy variant gets over the Sharp variant are primarily driver assistance and safety related, such as forward collision warning -- which warns upon detecting an obstacle; auto emergency braking -- which automatically applies brakes upon sensing imminent collision in case driver response is late; lane departure warning, park assist and adaptive cruise control -- which helps in maintaining a constant safe distance between the car at the front and the Gloster on highways.  

    The following table offers the additional features details of the Savvy variant:

    MG GLOSTER SAVVY | FEATURES OVER SHARP

    Safety

    Functional

    Forward Collision Warning - 10k

    Park Assist - 40k

    Auto Emergency Braking - 50k

    Adaptive Cruise Control - 40k

    Lane Departure Warning - 10k

     

    70k

    80k


    As per our internal data, these added features of the Gloster Savvy variant are worth the additional premium of Rs 1.30 lakh. Its safety features are useful and can mitigate the chances of collision.  

    Verdict : Which Variant Of The 2020 MG Gloster Should You Buy?

    Our top recommendation in the Gloster SUV range is the Sharp variant. This variant comes with the more powerful engine and 4WD setup, and it offers the best value compared to all the other variants. You can choose to buy this variant in either 6-seater or 7-seater configuration. 

    Also Read - 2020 MG Gloster vs Mahindra Alturas G4 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Gloster Savvy variant, which is placed above the Sharp and is the top-end variant, offers autonomous safety features that can prevent collision. Its park assist feature can help in parking this big SUV. However, we are unsure about the usefulness of the adaptive cruise control feature, considering our country’s highways and driving pattern.  As the Savvy variant justifies its extra premium for its additional features, we recommend this variant to those buyers who are more safety conscious and wish to be early-adopters of new technology. 

    While we would not recommend the lesser powerful engine along with the 2WD setup, however, if you do wish to go for this powertrain, then you can buy the Smart variant. The Smart variant offers better value than the Super variant, and its feature-list is more befitting for a car that belongs to this segment. 

    The following are our recommendations on the MG Gloster range:

    MG GLOSTER | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    Super (7-seater)

    Rank 4

    Rs 29.98 lakh

    Better upgrade to Smart for features that will justify the sticker price better

    Smart (6-seater)

    Rank 3

    Rs 31.48 lakh

    The variant to buy if you want the less powerful engine and 2WD

    Sharp (6-seater & 7-seater)

    Rank 1

    Rs 33.98 lakh

    Top recommended

    Savvy (6-seater)

    Rank 2

    Rs 35.58 lakh

    Worth upgrading for extra features


    What are the Colour Options of MG Gloster?

    The MG Gloster is available in 4 exterior colour options -- maroon, black, grey and white. We think that the Gloster looks best in white.

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Urban Cruiser

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga, Tucson

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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