Most significant upgrade claimed to be to the 1.9-litre DTi-TECH diesel engine
Jim Holder
20 March 2015

A revamped MG 6 will go on sale in April, with the most significant upgrade claimed to be to the 1.9-litre DTi-TECH diesel engine.

However, MG has not yet issued full details of the upgraded engine, saying that exact economy and emissions figures will be revealed at the car’s launch. MG has not said whether the current 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine will be part of the new line-up.

In addition, MG says “comprehensive updates have been made to the body styling of the car” plus “interior upgrades and enhanced equipment levels”. MG also claims that “a state-of-the-art navigation system will also set new standards”.

The only picture revealed so far is of a new-look headlamp.

The MG 6 went on sale in the UK in 2011, earning plaudits for its ride and handling characteristics but struggling for sales. At one time, discounts of nearly 50% on pre-registered cars were available.

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.

“We will reveal the full story and prices when the car is unveiled shortly. But the New MG6 is a big leap forward from the original car which has been the result of thousands of hours of dedicated work from our designers and engineers.”  

  

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20 March 2015
It would be useful to know just how much UK input went into the development of this car.

20 March 2015
It would be useful to know just how much UK input went into the development of this car.

20 March 2015
Flyingscud wrote:

It would be useful to know just how much UK input went into the development of this car.

Designed and engineered here, built in China.

20 March 2015
A belated diesel engine is a start, but although the exterior styling is okay, the interior is what really disappointed me when I saw the MG6. The dashboard, for example could have been from any far Eastern offering. Let's hope this 'new' model is a great leap forward, and not in a chairman Mao way.

20 March 2015
Now that JLR seem to be using the MG6 interior in their Discovery Sport and new XF it should drive costs down a bit.


20 March 2015
MG said they were going to increase their number of dealerships, I wonder if this has actually happened. I'm still not aware of one in my local area.

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20 March 2015
"MG said they were going to increase their number of dealerships"
They have been trying to lure dealers, but I ask you - who would invest in a brand with no credibility, virtually non existent sales, and having to pre reg cars and then give the car away at half price? I don't think you could formulate a business case to support this. Nobody is in business to lose money.

20 March 2015
MG certainly need to do something to improve sales of their cars. I don't know about anyone else on these forums but I have never actually seen an MG6 being driven on the road, although I did see a couple on a transporter on the M5 near Cheltenham a while ago. I've seen a few MG3s and they look quite a smart little car. Like another poster above, I have no idea where my local MG dealer is and have never come across one whilst driving around Cheltenham/Gloucester area. Seems to be taking MG a long time to make any impact on the market and the general public - shame to see a once great brand just slowly sink without trace.


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20 March 2015
Come on MG you cant unveil only part of a car when the full car has already been unveiled elsewhere.

20 March 2015
Come on MG you cant unveil only part of a car when the full car has already been unveiled elsewhere.

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