With much higher levels of specification, the new MG6 offers customers up to Â£3,000 value-for-money improvement over the previous model. This makes the new car truly amazing value with prices now starting from as low as Â£13,995.00
The 2015 version of the MG6 offers major advances in every area of the car which first launched four years ago. The new MG6 offers improved performance; a striking new design; higher levels of comfort; enhanced levels of standard specification; and key technical advances.
Three new trim levels of the new MG6 are offered - all featuring key upgrades from the out-going model.
The new models are:
New MG6 S - Â£13,995.00
The new model offers higher levels of performance, lower emissions, and improved mpg and results from the intensive development work carried out by engineers based at MG's Birmingham operation.
The 2015 DTi-TECH engine is the latest generation of MG's own developed diesel engine. This version still develops 150PS and a strong 350NM from only 1800rpm, but now produces only 119g/km of CO2 and gives 4.6L/100km (61.4mpg) in combined driving. Improvements have also been made in driveability making the new MG6 the best balance of driver satisfaction and efficiency yet produced by MG.
In short, the engine on the new MG6 has been significantly improved and the 10g reduction in emissions makes the car 'cleaner' but with no loss of performance.
The new MG6 is, on average, 75kg lighter than the out-going car and is 0.5 secs quicker from 0 to 60mph. Now it takes 8.4 secs compared to 8.9 sec in the previous model.
New style - more equipment
Striking new designs to the body, particularly the front and rear profile, give the car a new look, while distinctive daytime LED running lights means that the new MG6 stands out from the crowd.
Inside the new and improved model, it looks and feels refreshed. Almost every area of the interior has been enhanced to give even higher levels of comfort and convenience. The new instrument cluster is now clearer; redesigned with a modern tunnel-style analogue presentation.
An electronic handbrake (EPB) has given the designers more scope to refresh the layout between the driver and front passenger seats. The electronic parking brake is incredibly easy to use; it activates manually and automatically releases when you want to move off.
S - heated seats and high specification
New S models re-write the definition of an entry model - because they are fitted with heated front seats as standard. LED daylight running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels and the electronic parking brake are all part of the package and at no extra cost.
The interior upgrades, including the addition of bright new silver highlights, give an enhanced feeling of quality and consistency. Meanwhile, the stylish new seat materials give a refreshing new look and style.
Also standard on S models and upwards is an all-new electronic differential, called E-Diff, which works in conjunction with a sophisticated stability control system. This ensures that wheel spin in cornering is kept under control, giving the driver both increased safety and a more involved feel.
TS - MG touch sets new standards
The mid-level TS has the following as standard in addition to the S model; part man-made leather seats; rear parking sensors; automatic lights; windscreen wipers; cruise control; auto dimming mirrors and more. But it's the introduction of the all-new MG touch infotainment system, which debuts on the TS, that puts the car way ahead of all of its competitors.
TL - tops off the new MG6 range
Move up to the top-level TL, still at only Â£17,995.00, and the levels of enhanced comfort just get higher.
Luxurious leather seats and powerful HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps are just the start. The 35W Bi-Xenon HID main lamps alone offer a much better illumination of the road ahead and are a major advance on standard halogen bulb or projector-type systems.
'Bending lights', which are integrated into the HID units, have a speed sensitive cornering function which follow the turn of the front wheels giving the driver a clear view of potential hazards when cornering in the dark. It operates from speeds of 40km/h when reflectors cleverly focus the light source to follow the road as the car turns. This improves both safety and driver well-being by taking much of the stress out of night-time driving.
A rear camera, now equipped with guidelines, dual zone climate control and electric seats are all standard on the top-of-the range MG6 TL, which is distinguished by a new chrome grille.
Making its debut in the new MG6 is MG touch - a system developed in collaboration with leading supplier of aftermarket systems NNG iGo. MG touch embodies a collection of technologies which together provide a highly functional and intelligent infotainment system.
MG touch comprises:
The new iGo Navigation by NNG is an app based navigation system. This has been developed to take advantage of the new MG touch system and is a substantial upgrade over the previous generation. iGo includes:
The new MG6 continues the exceptional handling dynamics of the original car, which was awarded the Auto Express Driver Power Best Handling Award. Customers looking for a car with the great cabin and cavernous boot space of a family-sized car, yet yearn for the driving dynamics of a small car, the new MG6 is the perfect package.
Customers of the new MG6 will find a class-leading car offering exceptional value-for-money, without compromising on quality, technology or MG's legendary 'fun to drive' feeling.
Distinctive new look
From the front the new MG6 looks sharper. The new front graphic includes new lamps, grille, lower vent, and LED daytime running lights framed by a new, dramatic feature line. This gives the front of the vehicle far greater presence than the previous generation while still instantly recognisable as a modern MG.
On higher level trims, the MG grille is highlighted in chrome. At the rear, the update has been even more dramatic, with a lower black aerodynamically styled bumper and shaped tailpipe. These changes all contribute to make the 2015 MG6 unmistakable on the road. In profile, the 2015 MG6 retains the look of a distinctive, fastback vehicle with the addition of standard 16" alloys across the range. This not only enhances the style of the car, but aids in the efficiency and driver comfort of the new MG6.
The level of detailing that has been lavished on the new MG6 has created a new-look sporting profile, yet the car retains all of its huge practicality and functionality.
Matthew Cheyne, MG's Head of Marketing, said: "The substantial advances we have introduced on the new MG6 make the car even better value-for-money on their own, but couple this with the reduced prices we have announced and it really is an outstanding package. There are so many great things about the new MG6 that it's impossible to highlight one because so many advances have been made. Probably the best way to sum the new model up is that it simply offers much more car for your money. Value-for-money is what customers are looking for now, and we have certainly delivered that with the 2015 MG6."