The MG6 was launched in China in 2009 and in the UK in 2011. It was the first all-new MG offered in the UK since 2002, and offered good value for money and an excellent ride/handling set-up. Sales slow from launch, but MG hopes this will improve after the first facelift.
Time to review the production version of the MG6… It has enjoyed something of a rough ride at the hands of the enthusiasts so far – it’s been called endless names, accused of many ills and generally not had an easy life since it was launched two years ago. As for the rest of the […]
Keith Adams Auto China 2012 officially saw the severing of the genetic ties between SAIC Motor’s faux-UK brand and the Rover products it formerly based its cars upon. The impressive new car that headed up Roewe’s motor show hoopla was the 950, which is based closely on the Buick LaCrosse/Saab 9-5, nestling atop a GM […]
Ash Sutcliffe Dual clutch technology is a big thing for Volkswagen, who of course make cars with Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation in Shanghai, now SAIC is planning to put dual clutch technology into their own cars. It’s not clear who the supplying company will be for the gearbox or if SAIC have managed to develop […]
The Roewe 550 was exported to a number of countries around the world, but in markets where its nameplate wouldn’t mean much, the Shanghai engineered nailed MG badges to them. You’ll find these badge engineered cross-breeds on sale in South America, Russia and various other Asian markets. MG 550 gallery If in years to come, […]
SAIC previewed the Roewe 550 at Beijing a year before it was launched with the impressive W2 concept car. Many of the features – including its body styling – made it into production. April 2007 – Roewe W2 Concept hits the show circuit By KEITH ADAMS Strong hints at the look of the baby brother […]
The Roewe is well known for being designed and engineered in the UK. Here are some images of that development process… September 2008 – Roewe promotional video To promote the launch the Roewe 550, SAIC put out a promotional video to emphasize the Anglo-Chinese nature of its new baby. Starring SAIC Design Director Anthony Williams […]
The 2009 Guangzhou Auto Show saw the international launch of the latest in a long line of MG saloons, the all new MG6. Based on the Roewe 550, the MG6 has been designed to cater for the needs of European drivers so features a hatchback, a turbo and all the trappings of a mature family-sized […]
SAIC’s work on adapting the 2007MY Rover 75 for its own use (with more than a little help from its friends at Ricardo 2010) was most impressive – and now it appears that the same magic is about to be undertaken again with its reworking of the RDX60 concept. Ever since the first spy shots […]
Words: Clive Goldthorp Photographs: Simon Davies/Pegasus Photographics MG’s choice of the Goodwood Motor Circuit as the venue for the Media Launch of the new MG6 Magnette, the saloon version of the MG6 GT, was particularly apt – Lord March’s grandfather, Freddie, raced one of the original MG K-Type Magnettes back in the early 1930s and […]
Keith Adams Monday Okay, it’s been a busy week at AROnline Towers but, apart from our hosting issue, it’s all been good. It started on Monday, as weeks do, with a flying visit to Longbridge to pick up an MG6 GT from the inner sanctum. Well, I say inner sanctum, more like the car park […]
Keith Adams Well, here it is at last. After three years of speculation, discussion and politicizing, we’ve driven the MG6 on British roads. Let’s get this out of the way first before moving on: the MG6 is a very good driver’s car, and one that the British Engineers, Designers and – yes – Assembly Line workers […]
Clive Goldthorp Our Editor, Keith Adams, normally undertakes AROnline’s Test Drive duties – I do not really have the driving skills necessary to push new models to their limits and provide informed feedback to our readers.
It’s the first new MG hot-hatch since the Zed cars burst onto the scene in 2001 in an attempt to sex-up the frumpy Rover range. We drive the MG6 and come away with the distinct impression that the Anglo-Chinese hot-hatch is a step in the right direction. Words: Nigel Garton Pictures: car.autohome.com.cn Date: 24 Dec […]