Facelifted MG 6 announced with revised engine and specs, and a lower price point
13 April 2015

MG has revealed details of its facelifted MG 6, with pricing up to £3000 lower than that of the outgoing model.

The list of improvements over the old model includes refreshed exterior styling, new specifications across the model range and an improved diesel engine. MG claims that handling has been improved over the old model's thanks to a new electronic differential and stability control system.

The exterior of the new model has been redesigned, with a more aggressive front-end design and LED daytime running lights, while the rear of the car has been tweaked with a new bumper and tailpipe shape. The interior has also been refreshed, with new seat materials and silver trim.

A cleaner diesel engine reduces emissions and improves fuel economy, with a claimed 61.4mpg. It's quicker, too; 0-60 takes 8.4sec, compared with the outgoing model's 8.9sec, thanks in part to a weight saving of 75kg.

Standard kit on the £13,995 entry-level S trim now includes heated front seats, 16in alloy wheels and an electronic parking brake.

Mid-range TS spec costs £16,195. It comes with an all-new MG touch 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, as well as auto dimming mirrors, cruise control, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and part-synthetic leather seats.

The range-topping trim TL boasts electrically powered leather seats, a rear camera, bi-xenon headlights with cornering function, dual-zone climate control and a chrome grille, and starts at £17,995.By Jimi Beckwith

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13 April 2015
I had a Rover 220 tomcat, and an MG ZT 190, but would not touch these new MGs with a bargepole, they are just cheaply made Chinese cars sold back to us with an MG badge, no thanks am out....

13 April 2015
Lower prices,revised spec inside and out,yet,they persist with one Engine!.I would have thought that not having more Engine choice,would reduce choice in spec?.They are are supposed to be bringing an SUV to market with a 2 litre Petrol,so why wouldn't this unit fit in the MG6?

Peter Cavellini.

13 April 2015
He says on his Chinese produced IPad.

Seems a bargain full sized car for the price of a fiesta, still to big for my needs though.
Just to reiterate the new MG's are designed and engineered by old MG Rover staff at Longbridge UK, with some final assembly there too.

I understand the new generation of petrol engines co-developed with GM/Vauxhall are on the way too!

13 April 2015
Unless I'm missing something, this news item adds nothing new to the review of the revised MG6 posted last Wednesday. As to the car itself, it looks like good value given its size, but desperately needs a range of competitive engines. Moreover, UK private buyers mainly want crossovers and SUVs in this segment, not conventional hatchbacks (and certainly not saloons: the Magnette has been dropped). In the four years since its launch, I have seen precisely one MG6 here in Norfolk. Hopefully, the forthcoming MG crossover will be the model to finally get sales moving, given that British jobs depend upon the company's success.

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