MG’s parent company SAIC has unveiled the all-new MG 6 in China and from the looks of it, it could revive the brand’s fortunes and there’s no better place to test the brand’s latest product than in the biggest automotive market in the world. We hope it won’t be limited to just the Chinese market like the CX-4 or Grand Lancer cause it looks really darn good (and promising).
Based on the Roewe i6, the MG6 stands out with sporty design cues and an imposing front and back end. At the front, it houses what MG calls a “star rider” grille between a pair of LED headlamps.
Inside, the MG 6 plays host to a series of upmarket and industry-trending features such as keyless entry, electrically-adjustable seats, leather interior, electronic parking brake, a drive information display between the two main dials and a 9-inch infotainment screen which will come with Bluetooth connectivity and rear-view camera display.
It is said that powertrain will be shared with the Roewe i6 – a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine pushing out 123 hp and 169 Nm of torque along with a 1.5-litre petrol unit with 164 hp and 249 Nm of torque. Drive will be sent via a standard 6-speed manual with an option for a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Don’t be surprised if there’s a future hybrid or even a full electric powertrain to follow suit, with the Chinese stepping up on electric car production through Ford and Volvo to cope with its reported plans to ban the production and sale of petrol cars in the future.
What do you guys reckon? While MG’s track record in Malaysia hasn’t been too impressive, surely this could change a few minds of C and D-segment buyers should it be priced reasonably if it ever comes to Malaysia.