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.
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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]