China Watch : MG6 spotted on test in China
Ash Sutcliffe, China Car Times, 24th September, 2009
The MG6 is essentially the sports version of the Roewe 550 sedan and will probably be one of the first Chinese cars to go ’supersonic’ and see sales all around Europe in the coming months. An eventual launch date for China has not yet been announced although it is likely to be the end of this year or early in 2010. A test model of the Roewe 550 sedan with an MG grille was spotted out testing in Spain earlier this month, but this is the first time that a true pre-production MG6 has been snapped while out testing in China.
The production version of the MG6 adopts the fastback style that we saw at the Shanghai Auto Show but does without the fat alloys and the piano black interior of the MG6 Concept. The test car’s interior was still the standard Roewe one but the final MG version is supposed to be quite similar, although without the wooden finish that is in the 550.
The MG6 is the most anticipated hatch of the year both in China and in Europe, where the MG marque has continued to have a cult following despite the demise of MG Rover in April, 2005.
[Source: China Car Times]