MG Gloster review, road test

    Can MG’s new flagship disrupt the body-on-frame seven-seat premium SUV space?

    Published on Oct 23, 2020 06:00:00 AM


    Massive SUV sets a class benchmark in many areas and is as good as it gets. 8/10

    All things considered, the MG Gloster comes across as a pleasant surprise. It could very well have turned out to be a collection of impressive specs with no substance to back it up, but that simply hasn’t been the case.

    The only real fly in the ointment appears to be the sluggish response at low speeds, which, coupled with the gargantuan dimensions, can make city driving pretty taxing. Also, the premium looking cabin gives an illusion of luxury, and the tactile feel of some bits in the cabin should have been better for a car at this price point.

    Refinement and ride quality are standouts, as is interior space, and then of course there’s the long equipment list, which is enough to shame far more expensive SUVs.

    This top-spec Savvy version, however, will be priced just above the established competition, at around Rs 37 lakh (ex-showroom). That’s a pretty bold move, but MG is hoping buyers will see value in the size, space, performance, comfort and, of course, the equipment.

    The Gloster might not enjoy the same brand equity as the Toyota Fortuner, and it might not be as effortless off the road either, but as a seven-seat family tourer, MG’s latest SUV is as good as it gets.

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