Currently reading: MG plans six-car UK line-up following GS and ZS launches
Chinese-owned brand will also produce a new MG 6 in 2018 and then two more SUV models
Sam Sheehan
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2 mins read
18 April 2017

MG is planning to grow its UK line-up to six cars following the launch of its ZS compact SUV towards the end of this year.

Speaking to Autocar at an exclusive driving event at the Guangde Proving Ground in China, a spokesman said an all-new version of the MG 6 would then be launched in 2018.

The 6 will be built on parent company SAIC Motor’s IP32 structure, which is also used on the China-only Roewe i6 model – a saloon that’s about as long as the BMW 5 Series.

The structure is compatible with petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains, meaning it’s highly likely both will be offered with the 6 when it comes to Britain.

A product planning officer for the brand also revealed that MG intends to launch a larger SUV to rival the Nissan X-Trail, as well as a smaller one that could serve as a lower-cost offering in the compact crossover class.

SAIC considers these models to be MG’s best hope of cracking the UK market, where it has experienced relatively sluggish sales growth. The new models will also expand the brand’s line-up in Britain to six cars, when the existing MG 3 and MG GS models are included.

MG expects to sell around half a million cars this year in China, where its cars are produced. This means it has substantial financial backing to mount a charge on Europe and other new markets.

MG plans to increase its presence in South America, and product planning boss Zhang Liang said North America was also part of the firm’s long-term ambitions.

Additionally, the brand will produce a halo product inspired by the E-Motion electric sports car concept that’ll be revealed at the Shanghai motor show this week.

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Fanny Douche 19 April 2017

Hyundai and Kia weren't

Hyundai and Kia weren't incompetent though, they had a plan and knew what they were doing.

This shower on the other hand.......

ianp55 18 April 2017

MG Sales In The UK

SAIC have got to realize that selling cars in the UK is a very long game,look how long it's taken the Korean manufactures to gain a foothold here. I'm sure that the company has both the resources and the design ability to produce more sophisticated models,the first Hyundai Pony or the Kia Pride weren't cutting edge products, but both companies dug in for the long haul and their products today fully justifies that approach.
Rtfazeberdee 18 April 2017

They've got to manufacture locally

to make any real progress. chinese manufacturing is near the bottom rung of quality