Details of new MG6 released
MG addresses economy, styling and interior quality with revamped model
MG has introduced a new MG6 that features significant changes inside and out.
The new car is more efficient, features a new design and more equipment, plus an upgraded interior compared to the original MG6, which first hit the road in 2011.
Updates to the look of the car include a new headlight design, which is much more angular than that of the outgoing model and features daytime LED running lights, plus redesigned front and rear profiles.
The 1.8-litre petrol engine in the outgoing MG6 has been dropped meaning the MG6 is now only available with a 1.9-litre diesel engine. MG has tweaked the engine for better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions in the latest model. A 10g/km drop in CO2 emissions to 119g/km means road tax of £30 per year, and economy is up to 61.4mpg. The MG6 is around 75kg lighter than before, meaning its 0-60mph time of 8.4 seconds is now 0.5 seconds quicker than before despite the efficiency improvments.
The new model will come with more standard equipment and the materials used for the interior have been smartened up as part of a fresher look inside the cabin.
The updates to the interior include new technology in the form of an iGo app-based navigation system that's been integrated with a new infotainment system called MG touch. That includes a seven-inch touchscreen, CD player, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Matthew Cheyne, MG's head of marketing, said: "This is a totally different car to the original MG6, with a host of new technologies and major advances in every area."
Three new trim levels have been developed; entry-level S, mid-range TS and top-of-the-range TL. S trim includes heated front seats, LED daylight running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. All MG6 models now have an electronic parking brake, which helps to declutter the cabin.
TS-spec cars have part leather seats, rear parking sensors, automatic lights, cruise control and the MG touch infotainment system. Going for the range-topping TL model adds full leather seats, bi-xenon HID headlights, rear camera, dual zone climate control and electric seats, plus a new chrome grille.
Despite the higher levels of equipment and new technology, MG claims the new car offers customers up to £3,000 value-for-money improvement over the outgoing model. The basic MG6 S starts at £13,995, with the TS costing £16,195 and the TL priced at £17,995.
For our comprehensive review of the current MG6, head over to Carbuyer's dedicated MG page.