MG6

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, and never picked up after the 2014 facelift, and arrival of the diesel engine option. Worthy, but not exceptional – it’s a better used buy than new – and it was dropped from MG Motor UK’s line-up in 2016.

The cars : MG6

The cars : MG6

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 […]

Blog : MG6 – gone, and probably forgotten

Blog : MG6 – gone, and probably forgotten

Keith Adams Well, that’s it – as Mike Humble confirmed in his recent First Drive story on the MG GS, MG Motor UK has pulled the plug on the 6, with the final unsold cars in the dealer network not being replaced when they’re gone. Given this was the first all-new car to wear the MG […]

News : MG’s latest TV ad campaign gets into gear

News : MG’s latest TV ad campaign gets into gear

The latest MG advert, launching the new MG6, will be popping up on TV screens across the country throughout May as part of MG Motor UK’s latest marketing campaign. The new commercial features the latest version of the MG6 and incorporates the popular MG3. The advert will appear on channels from tomorrow and will run until the end of May. […]

MGR@10 Month : 10 years on, the latest from Longbridge

MGR@10 Month : 10 years on, the latest from Longbridge

Vehicle production at Longbridge may no longer exist as we knew it, but there is still a car assembly presence at the former MG Rover site, with CKD MG models still emerging from the site, along with engineering, design and marketing input for the Chinese-owned MG Motor UK at the former MG Rover offices. There […]

News : Facelifted MG6 to launch in UK in April

News : Facelifted MG6 to launch in UK in April

MG Motor UK has issued a teaser image (above) of the revised MG6, which will go on sale next month. The company claims that the new model offers major improvements in every area over the original version, which was launched in 2011. The updated MG6’s 1.9-litre DTi-TECH diesel engine has been developed to give lower CO2 output and improved […]

Drive Story : On the trail of Arthur Daley

Drive Story : On the trail of Arthur Daley

Keith Adams and Mike Humble go walking in the wild West End soaking up the vibes and ghosts of the brilliant Thames TV show, Minder. The MG6 is our transport for the day. Pictures: Mike Humble, Trigger and minder.org. The idea of searching out some Minder locations and visiting them for a little nostalgia had […]

News : MG adds third car to 2014 BTCC line-up

News : MG adds third car to 2014 BTCC line-up

Former British F3 Champion Marc Hynes has chosen to return to BTCC in an MG6 for the 2014 season, the third MG6 running in the Championship next year. Hynes, 35, will race a Triple Eight-prepared MG6 and will dovetail the BTCC programme with his current management role with the Marussia F1 Team. The addition of […]

Road Test : MG6 Magnette 1.9DTi TSE

Road Test : MG6 Magnette 1.9DTi TSE

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 […]

News : MG6 prices tumble with ‘no VAT’ deals

News : MG6 prices tumble with ‘no VAT’ deals

MG Motor UK might be preparing for the arrival of the new MG3, but slow sales of the MG6 range are still a concern for the company’s 30 UK dealers. With that in mind, the company has launched what it describes as a 0% VAT deal across the range, resulting in some tempting drive away […]

News : The Clarkson review – MG Motor UK’s response

News : The Clarkson review – MG Motor UK’s response

According to Jeremy Clarkson, the new MG, designed and engineered in Birmingham, England is ‘as Chinese as Chopsticks’.  To the 300 Designers and Engineers based at the MG Birmingham site who were responsible for the design and engineering of the MG6 this is clearly an insult. The styling of the car was led by talented […]

News : MG6 – the Clarkson review

News : MG6 – the Clarkson review

Jeremy Clarkson has never been afraid to court controversy in his beautifully-written car pieces, so we can only imagine how much MG Motor UK were hoping he’d wax lyrical about the MG6 he’d recently driven. Sadly, that hasn’t proven to be the case. Instead – in his view, the ‘6 is a one-star car that […]

Blog : MG6 owner’s final running report

Blog : MG6 owner’s final running report

Words and photography: Ant McGowan My MG6 experience came to an end this week when I traded it in against a new SEAT Ibiza FR. After playing as much hard ball as I could with the dealer the reality is after 20 months on the road and 11,500 miles (nine months in my possession), my […]

Blog : They’ve rebadged it! Who’s the Fool?

Blog : They’ve rebadged it! Who’s the Fool?

Benjamin Adams Yes I know that’s a terrible misquote from the Sainted Coogan’s Alan Partridge but its very relevant here. As some of you may know, MG has finally launched the diesel version of the MG6, the car that will put MG back on the map, save the factory, blah, blah… It’s not a bad […]

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News : MG6 BTCC Edition goes on sale

News : MG6 BTCC Edition goes on sale

MG Motor UK is spicing-up the appeal of its slow-selling ‘6 with the arrival of the new BTCC Edition in the run-up of its diesel powered mid-range saloon and hatchback, scheduled to hit the dealers in March. The BTCC goes on sale for £16,995. The car, which gets a sharper look to celebrate the marque’s […]

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Blog : How to market the MG6

Blog : How to market the MG6

Simon Weakley It has been said on AROnline many times before that MG Motor UK is not doing enough to promote the MG6 to a wider public. Sales have therefore been, to say the least, limited – even accounting for the Avis fleet deal. However, in defence of MG Motor UK, the cost of ‘above the line’ press and […]

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First Drive : MG6 GT 1.9DTI SE

First Drive : MG6 GT 1.9DTI SE

We’ve been waiting such a long time for this car and there’s a lot riding on it. The MG6 was launched amidst a sense of quiet optimism at Longbridge in May 2011 but, very quickly, it established itself as a slow-seller. Many people blamed the lack of marketing and publicity; and even more decried it  for the absence of […]

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Our Cars : MG6 rolling on

Our Cars : MG6 rolling on

Faith restored Bought: July 2012 Mileage:  7856 Actual economy:  37.1mpg From my last blog regular readers will know that I was having problems with some persistent issues that were starting to spoil the enjoyment of my ‘6.  The main gripe was misaligned steering plus a vibration at motorway speeds.  The car had been returned to […]

News : MG launches ‘6 BTCC Edition

News : MG launches ‘6 BTCC Edition

Keith Adams Better late than never seems to be MG’s mantra at the moment. While the world waits for the MG6 diesel, the company has launched a limited edition version of the car to celebrate its participation in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Arriving too late to capitalise on the season as it progressed, […]

Blog : One year on… Well, 30 months on

Blog : One year on… Well, 30 months on

Martin Williamson Mike Humble’s latest blog on MG6 ownership caught my attention and out of curiosity, after reading his article, I noted two other stories currently running which relate to the MG TF 135 and Anthony McGowan’s MG6. I was somewhat surprised by some of the readers’ comments with respect to the quality of the […]

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Our Cars : Is the MG6 honeymoon over?

Our Cars : Is the MG6 honeymoon over?

Ant McGowan’s MG6 is piling on the miles, and it’s still going strong. However, one or two niggles are eroding his confidence in the car. Is the honeymoon over? MG6 collywobbles Bought: July 2012 Miles: 7034 Fuel consumption: 36.7mpg Well, it wouldn’t be an MG if there weren’t some niggling issues. And my ‘6 is […]

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First Drive : MG6 in New Zealand

First Drive : MG6 in New Zealand

China-built MG makes its mark Ross Kiddie, New Zealand Herald The MG marque has made a comeback on the New Zealand market, this time carrying the marks of its Chinese makers. The famous British brand of sports cars and convertibles has relaunched here under the direction of British Motor Distributors. MG, an abbreviation for Morris […]

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