MG is launching an improved new MG6 which it hopes will further boost the brand’s remarkable revival.
The new car, which will go on sale next month, comes as MG sales in the UK continue to increase rapidly, boosted by the opening of a wave of new dealerships across the country. Last year MG was the fastest growing automotive brand in Britain.
MG launched the original MG6 in 2011 but the new 2015 MG6 offers “major improvements in every area of the car” according to the manufacturer.
The 1.9-litre DTi-TECH diesel engine has been developed to give lower CO2 levels and improved mpg figures. Exact figures will be revealed at the car’s launch.
‘Comprehensive’ updates have been made to the body styling of the car while it retains the driving dynamic qualities that won plaudits from drivers who voted the MG6 the best handling car in the 2014 Auto Express Driver Power Awards.
Interior upgrades and enhanced equipment levels are introduced on the new car, which MG says will “arguably have one of the best intelligent infotainment systems of any car in its class”.
A state-of-the-art navigation system will also set new standards.
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.”
Cheyne said that the New MG6 would have broad appeal to both retail and business customers. He added: “The MG6 was always a comfortable, roomy car and offered rewarding driving.
“But the New MG6 takes the car to a different level again with a host of great improvements and advances, most of which have never been seen before on an MG.
“With the MG3 selling really well, the new MG6 will give MG another great boost. Last year was a really significant year for MG in terms of sales performance, but 2015 is already shaping up to be a cracking year for MG.”
MG (which stands for Morris Garages) can trace its roots back to 1924 and is still an iconic British car brand, renowned for producing affordable, dynamically sporty cars.
Modern MGs are designed, engineered and undergo final assembly at MG’s historic home in Longbridge, Birmingham. Today, MG is owned by the SAIC Motor Corporation.