News24LAST UPDATED: Sept. 26, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
MG Gloster Unveil: India's first Autonomous (Level 1) premium SUV, the MG Gloster, has gone unopened. The vehicle was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in February. The Gloster will compete with the Ford Endeavor and Toyota Fortuner. MG Gloster has many such segment-first features, which are usually in high-end cars like Volvo and BMW. Due to these features, the Gloster is going to be a great premium SUV.
Booking for MG Glouster has started today. It can be booked at MG dealerships or online at a booking amount of Rs 1 lakh. The Gloster is the tallest and the tallest premium SUV. It is 5 meters long, 1.9 meters tall, and has 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. MG Gloster will be available in Agate Red, Metal Black, Metal Ash, Warm White colors. It will be a 7 seater vehicle.
The MG Gloster has a 2-liter twin-turbocharged diesel engine. It will be available for the first time in the premium SUV segment. This engine generates a torque of 480 Nm and power of 218 PS. It also has 8-speed automatic transmission. The car has 7 driving modes - Auto, Rock, Sand, Mud, Snow, Sport, Eco.
The MG Gloster is equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistance System. It will come with advanced computer vision technology, conventional AI, touch sensors feature. The autonomous features of MG Gloster include Front Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Parking Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Adaptive Cruise Control
After setting the car to a fixed speed, with the help of adaptive cruise control, the car can run at a constant speed without doing anything to the driver. Also, you can also adjust your speed automatically according to the speed of the vehicle running ahead of the car. In this, the driver will not have to do anything, that is, he will not have to press the brake and accelerator pedals. If the next train stops, then the Gloster will also stop at safe distance and will start running again automatically after the other train is running.
Front collision warning
In this feature, the Gloster gives warning through a beep to prevent any other vehicle from reaching the position of collision. If the driver does not take any action despite the alert, then the automatic emergency braking of the Gloster becomes active automatically. That means the brakes will be automatically installed. This feature will also work in the event that the vehicle in front suddenly brakes.
Lane Departure Warning
If the Gloster is being driven at a speed of 60 KMPH or more and the driver moves the car out of its lane to the right or left, then the lane departure warning feature of the car will alert him to get back into the lane So that safe driving can be done.
Automatic Parking Assist
On turning on this feature, the Gloster in the parking helps to find the correct parking space, and when space is found the Gloster is automatically parked. The driver only has to shift gears to go reverse or forward. The steering of the car moves automatically, the driver does not need to touch it.
The Gloster is also equipped with premium off-roading capabilities. It will come with an on-demand four-wheel drive. There is a rear-wheel electro-mechanical differential lock feature with traction control. Due to this, Glouster remains completely under control even on extremely rough roads. The electromechanical differential lock ensures that a large driving force can be created even when the car gets stuck in extremely tuff and slippery conditions. The car has a combination of double-wishbone independent suspension for the front and 5 links integral bridge suspension for the rear. With its help, the best balance at low speed and stability and full control at high speed are maintained.
Exterior features include octagonal chrome ag grille, LED headlamps with auto-leveling, LED taillights, steering assist cornering lamps, diamond-cut alloy wheels, dual barrel twin chrome exhaust heads.
Also equipped with connected features
The car is with MG's advanced iSmart 2.0 system i.e. it is a connected car. There will be more than 70 connected features in it. The new apps on the smart 2.0 system include advanced 3D maps, industry-first personalized voice search for song features. ISmart has partnered with Gaana for Songs. There is also a news update feature. Also, there is an app to read the news in Hindi or English. art 2.0 also has an anti-theft immobilization feature. Apart from this, there are also features such as remote seat heating on / off, remote all windows open/close, artificial intelligence-based voice recognition system for vehicle command, over-speed warning, engine start alarm etc.
Over 30 standard safety features
Gloster has more than 30 safety features. These include 6 airbags, automatic vehicle hold, hill descent control, electronic stability program, ABS + EBD + brake assist, 360 degrees surround-view camera, hill start assist, driver and passenger seat belt reminder, electro-mechanical differential lock, rollover mitigation.