The new MG 6 has been revealed for the Chinese market, in view of the expected launch in the UK next year.
The design of the new GS, the SUVS and the popular E-Motion electric sports car concept, the 6 has a Mazda-like front-end, with the intricate pattern on the grille inspired by the Mercedes-Benz â€˜Diamondâ€™ design. MG calls the grid â€˜Star Riderâ€™.
Other high-end touches include sequential indicators and LED lights.
Inside, the 6 to take a leap of luxury compared to its predecessor, with the option for a red leather interior in the domestic market. The seats are electrically adjustable.
The new car will also move with the trends of the sector, with an electronic parking brake, a central infotainment touchscreen and a small LCD display of the guide information screen between the two dials. The dashboard is largely button-free, the steering wheel in case the majority of the controls. The voice control is also included.
The most elegant details on the dashboard, as well as round air vents and silver trim throughout the interior, give the car a plastic and less heavy than before.
Foundations shared with the Roewe i6 sedan, which has a wheelbase of 2715mm, making the 6 a future rival to the Hyundai i40. This also means that the engines are likely to be transported from the i6 – these are a 123bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol with 125lb ft of torque, and the 1.5-liter petrol unit with 164bhp and 184lb ft of torque, which is also used in the GS.
A plug-in hybrid option, also the characteristics of the i6, combining the 1.0-litre petrol engine with an 82bhp electric motor. If this is done at 6, it will be MG of the first hybrid.
The Internet connectivity is available on the Chinese-spec car, adapted from a system used throughout the parent company SAIC other models.
An MG spokesperson has been able to confirm the details of the UK-spec 6, but it is likely that the car will be presented at the London motor show next year, following the reveal patterns of GS, and XS Suv.
It is also likely that the second generation of the MG 3 will make its debut at the show.
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