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Old 15th October 2020, 15:54   #421
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MG's offering is significantly more premium, half a size larger, more spacious even internally, more comfortable and just looks a clear segment above - all of this at the same price point or even a hint lower. Lets see how this plays out.
Couldn't have said it better. I think majority of the members saying here that Gloster won't do well, might very well be solely due to the Chinese ownership of MG. If this was a TATA vehicle, I am sure many of them would be drooling over it.

I believe we are in for a fierce battle in this segment, and I see Gloster beating the Endeavour in sales, and maybe even threaten the Fortuner in a very close contest.

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IMO in addition to parentage being essentially Chinese, most individuals won't think it would be safer to plonk about 40 lacs on a Toyota / Ford or maybe even compromise on size and get the smaller Audi Q3/Q2 or an X1. MG may be investing truck loads of money on their India operations & manufacturing facilities, but I guess its a long way to go for them.
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Many people still think that MG is a British Brand, and MG is trying rally hard to propagate that perception with "Brit Dynamics" badging etc. Those you want a bigger vehicle than Forturner & Endy wont mid putting money on it.
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MG's offering is significantly more premium, half a size larger, more spacious even internally, more comfortable and just looks a clear segment above - all of this at the same price point or even a hint lower. Lets see how this plays out.
As I said, I would be more than happy to be proven wrong as I would love to see Toyota and Ford jolted out of their complacency

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I think majority of the members saying here that Gloster won't do well, might very well be solely due to the Chinese ownership of MG.
That was not my point at all. My point was solely based on the pricing.

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I see Gloster beating the Endeavour in sales, and maybe even threaten the Fortuner in a very close contest.
I highly doubt that but then again, more than happy to be proven wrong here!
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That was not my point at all. My point was solely based on the pricing.
My post was not directed to you in particular. BHPians on earlier pages of this thread have admitted that if it was not Chinese, they would be drooling over it.
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My post was not directed to you in particular. BHPians on earlier pages of this thread have admitted that if it was not Chinese, they would be drooling over it.
I doubt if Chinese origins will impact the sales anyway. The Rexton was quite premium compared to Endeavour and Fortuner and was priced cheaper. Yet could not make a dent. Problem with new entrants is, they are fighting against brands that were established 15-20 years ago. As a product, Gloster is good and has tonne's of feature and also a size bigger. 40-45Lac is big bucks, and most will think twice before investing on a new brand.
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IMO in addition to parentage being essentially Chinese, most individuals won't think it would be safer to plonk about 40 lacs on a Toyota / Ford or maybe even compromise on size and get the smaller Audi Q3/Q2 or an X1. MG may be investing truck loads of money on their India operations & manufacturing facilities, but I guess its a long way to go for them.
I agree with you. If I am going to plonk 40 big ones I wouldn't do it on a Chinese car with false pedigree. It's just a copy with a British name. I would any day go with a T-Fort or an Endeavour. The latter being my favourite.
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The Gloster has had mixed reviews for its design. For those who didn't really take a keen liking to it, I'm just going to leave a picture down below here. You may not have liked it in its SUV form, can you say the same about its pickup variant?
Don't know about you but sure I'll be the first one to cash in if MG/Maxus plans to make this a reality!

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MG Gloster off-road test turned unimpressive here in this video shared by social media influencer Mr.Sujith Baktan from Kerala, who is also an owner of a MG Hector from the initial launch days.


The video is in Malayalam, duo faced problems like :

*Jerking gear shifts during 3-4 gears and confused tranny on hairpins and twisty Wayanad roads.

*Later during the mild off-road attempts lack of low gear ratio and lowest ground clearance killed the thrill.

*Finally the transmission surrendered with a text message 'Faulty transmission' intermittently.
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It's a huge PR failure for MG-SAIC Kerala team, as this guy was one of the reason for the strong Hector sales in mid-Kerala, which contributed more than 10% to the overall sales in 2019.
Might be a faulty test-drive car , but not at all confidence inspiring with lot of rattles and quality issues observed in a single car. Shocked to find even it's battery is made in China.

MG might force him to remove the video soon.

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MG Gloster off-road test turned unimpressive here in this video shared by social media influencer Mr.Sujith Baktan from Kerala, who is also an owner of a MG Hector from the initial launch days.


The video is in Malayalam, duo faced problems like :

*Jerking gear shifts during 3-4 gears and confused tranny on hairpins and twisty Wayanad roads.

*Later during the mild off-road attempts lack of low gear ratio and lowest ground clearance killed the thrill.

*Finally the transmission surrendered with a text message 'Faulty transmission' intermittently.

It's a huge PR failure for MG-SAIC Kerala team, as this guy was one of the reason for the strong Hector sales in mid-Kerala, which contributed more than 10% to the overall sales in 2019.
Might be a faulty test-drive car , but not at all confidence inspiring with lot of rattles and quality issues observed in a single car. Shocked to find even it's battery is made in China.

MG might force him to remove the video soon.
In off-roading the Fortuner is the goat! And I would think 3-4 times before plonking 40L in the Gloster and even after that not knowing what will fail in it. It is full of electronic gizmos, in the earlier years it may appeal to a lot of people but then itís the reliability and durability that matters in the long run!

Also was this a pre-production car or a recently manufactured one?
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ACI compares the Gloster against the Fortuner, Endeavour and Alturas -

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ACI compares the Gloster against the Fortuner, Endeavour and Alturas
IMO ACI reviews are predominantly based on the interior feel and how new the car is!

When the Alturas was compared with the bunch it had won, now the Gloster won (both cases what was better? the interior and features and what happened to the sales figures! It was exactly opposite of the order of the winners). The Gloster has a soft ride no way is it the leader in terms of ride and handling! Donít get me started on off-roading. Had it been the 3.2L Endeavour ACI would have given it the win. Endeavour is the clear winner to my unbiased eyes. I have stopped watching and reading such comparisons they have become simply too biased!
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I have stopped watching
One takeaway for me from this video, is the Fortuner.

The moment they show all the interiors and ends up with the Fortuner - it just feels like a full two-three segments below! Even the noise levels from the action camera is evidently higher in the Fortuner compared to the other three.

I feel the pick of the segment remains to be the Endeavour - hopefully more competition can force Ford to upgrade the engine spec.
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MG Gloster off-road test turned unimpressive here in this video shared by social media influencer Mr.Sujith Baktan from Kerala, who is also an owner of a MG Hector from the initial launch days.
Looks like they donít know what they are doing. Rock mode on Gloster automatically engage 4L - Rock mode on Endeavour will prompt you to engage 4L. @5:55 He says Fortuner & Endeavour has rear differential lock. Thatís not true either, fortuner doesnít have rear differential lock.

See the below video @5:36

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The Gloster has over 2000 bookings and is apparently sold out for 2020. Deliveries should be starting from November.

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