Isuzu has recently launched its BS6 compliant range of pick-up trucks. This includes, of course, the highly popular off-roader in V-Cross and the 7-seat version of the same in mu-X. While the V-Cross is priced lower than the mu-X for obvious reasons, the mu-X lies right in the thick of competition. The competition comes from various ladder frame premium SUVs including the MG Gloster. We have already done a thorough comparison of the Isuzu mu-X against the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner and this time around, the Isuzu mu-X will take on the MG Gloster to see which one serves your needs better. Let us dive into the comparison without further delay.
Isuzu mu-X vs MG Gloster – Exteriors and Dimensions
Being the latest addition to this family, the Isuzu mu-X is supposed to be the one with the latest design elements. The Isuzu mu-X, being the latest launch in the country, comes with an imposing design and exteriors. The front of the SUV is dominated by a ton of chrome in the form of the chunky front radiator grille, Bi-LED projector headlamps with auto-levelling, Sharp & sleek headlamp & taillamp design, Recessed front fog lamps with chrome garnish, LED DRLs & light guide integrated into headlamps, Two-tone metallic grey-body coloured front bumper and much more. The sides are accentuated by Multi-spoke Diamond Cut 18-inch alloy wheels, Chrome Door Handles, Aluminium Side Steps, Wrap-around rear glass – quarter glass & rear windshield and Roof Rials. The rear features LED Taillamps, Dual-tone rear spoiler, Dual-tone metallic grey rear bumpers, Shark Fin Antenna and a chunky Chrome Bar on the boot lid. The overall appearance is very modern and aggressive.
The MG Gloster possesses looks that make the heads turn too. The Gloster is a large and elegant-looking SUV from MG. It is an SUV with large proportions and a sophisticated design on the outside. The front of the Gloster is dominated by a large and wide chrome front grille and sleek LED headlamps giving it a simple yet elegant appearance. The skid plates and the LED fog lamp housing only accentuate the overall looks further. On the sides, the 19-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, Roof Rails, Chrome Belt around the Windows, Floating Roof and side steps for easier ingress and egress makes it very clear that the car is meant to be luxurious. The rear is also as beautiful as the front with LED tail lamps, Gloster Emblem stamped across the boot lid, Twin Chrome Exhaust and much more. The overall exterior of the Gloster will tell you which segment it belongs to.
|Parameter||Isuzu mu-X||MG Gloster|
|Length||4825 mm||4985 mm|
|Width||1860 mm||1926 mm|
|Height||1860 mm||1867 mm|
|Wheelbase||2845 mm||2950 mm|
Well, it is clear from the stats above that the Gloster is substantially larger than the mu-X in terms of overall dimensions. The most important aspect in the SUV of this segment is the length and subsequently, the wheelbase. There is an over 100 mm difference between the wheelbase of these two premium SUVs. This directly translates to much comfortable and spacious cabin space. This means that the rear passengers will have better legroom and a wider cabin because of the higher width of the Gloster.
Isuzu mu-X vs MG Gloster- Interiors and Features
While the overall focus of Isuzu is to develop a robust and rugged SUV that could stand the test of time, it has still offered a ton of features generously. The Isuzu mu-X comes with a ton of modern comfort and convenience features. This includes a 7-inch Digital Infotainment Touchscreen Display with USB, AUX and Bluetooth Connectivity, 3D Electro-luminescent meters with Multi-Information Display (MID) & chrome rings, Live Surround Sound roof-mounted sound system with 8 speakers, Steering wheel with easy-select cruise and audio controls, Climate control air-conditioning with integrated heater & demister, Soft pad on all side door armrests, door trims & front floor console armrest, Premium finish dashboard with soft-touch panels, 6 -way power-adjustable driver seat and much more.
The list of convenience features on the Gloster is an extensive one. The features include a massive 12.3-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch Digital Driver’s Instrument Cluster, High-Quality 12-speaker Audio System, Voice Commands with Apps, Wireless Smartphone Charging, 12-way Adjustable Driver Seat with Massage Function, Heated Front Seats, Air Filter, Driver Seat with Ventilation and Memory, Panoramic Sunroof, 8-way Adjustable Front Passenger Seat, Hands-free tailgate Opening, Heated ORVMs, Connected Car Tech with over 70 Connected Features, 64 Colours Ambient Lighting, Premium Leather Upholstery, LED Interiors Reading Lamos, 6/7 seat arrangement and much more. There are a ton of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features as well like, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Parking Assist, Drive and Terrain Modes, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning among others.
Isuzu mu-X vs MG Gloster- Safety
The Isuzu mu-X comes with all the modern safety features including 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD and Emergency Brake Assist, Traction Control System, ESP, Shift-on-the-fly 4×4 system, All-four disc brakes, Hill Ascent and Descent Control, Cruise Control, Pre-tensioners with load limiters for front seat belts, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Rear Parking Sensors with Camera to name a few.
The list of safety features on the Gloster includes 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, 360-degree Surround Camera, Hill-Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Roll Movement Intervention, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, Driver Fatigue Reminder System, Electro-Mechanical Differential Lock for 4×4 Capabilities and much more.
Isuzu mu-X vs MG Gloster- Engines and Prices
The Isuzu mu-X comes with a 1.9-litre BS6 compliant diesel engine with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger making 163 hp of peak power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed Automatic transmission with Sequential Shift which holds the gear in high RPMs if it detects ascent or descent. The prices for the Isuzu mu-X range between Rs 33.23 lakh and Rs 35.19 lakh, ex-showroom.
The MG Gloster comes with two powertrain options; 2.0-litre turbo diesel and a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel. The 4×4 system comes with the latter and the two engines make 163 PS and 375 Nm and 218 PS and 480 Nm respectively. Both these engines come mated to an 8-speed Automatic Transmission. The prices of the MG Gloster range between Rs 29.98 lakh and Rs 36.88 lakh, ex-showroom.
Isuzu mu-X vs MG Gloster- Verdict
Now, there is no doubt that these two SUVs are extremely capable in terms of practicality, comfort, tech and off-roading abilities. However, all these characteristics are present in each of these two SUVs in varied quantities. If you are primarily looking for an SUV which has a ton of space inside the cabin, has all the modern equipment and is comfortable for the entire family, you can opt for the MG Gloster. There are a ton of driver assistance features as well. On the other hand, if you are of an adventurous nature and go off the tarmac on a regular basis and don’t want to get stuck somewhere far from the civilization, the Isuzu mu-X is an exceptionally capable off-roading machine with plenty of tech and solid built especially for such scenarios.