MG Motor India has added to the variant lineup of its flagship SUV, the MG Gloster, with the launch of the Savvy 7-seat variant. Since its launch last year, the MG Gloster – in top-spec Savvy form – was available only as a six-seater. However, with customers asking for the choice of having a seven-seat option with the fully-loaded variant, the company has now introduced the MG Gloster Savvy 7-seater, which swaps out the second-row captain chairs of the six-seat model for a bench-type seat. The MG Gloster Savvy 7-seater has priced at Rs 37.28 lakh, the same price as the Savvy 6-seat variant (ex-showroom).
Apart from the change in seating layout, the MG Gloster Savvy 7-seater is no different from any other Gloster. Being the top-spec variant, the Savvy packs in several advanced drivers assist systems (ADAS) along with all other features available with the SUV, including a panoramic sunroof, a powered driver’s seat with heating, ventilation, massage, and memory functions, a 12-speaker audio system, 360-degree cameras, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and hands-free parking, among others.
The MG Gloster is available with two diesel engine options – a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 163hp and 375Nm of torque; this unit is available only in the Super and Smart variants. The second option is a twin-turbo version of the same 2.0-liter diesel, which produces a substantial 218 hp and 480 Nm of torque. This engine is available only with the Sharp and Savvy variants, which also pack an on-demand four-wheel-drive system with selectable drive modes. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard for both engines.
The MG Gloster rivals the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, and Isuzu MU-X in India.