MG6 Unveiled at Auto Shanghai


SAIC has unveiled the MG6 hatchback in Shanghai. The MG6 is set to become the first MG car to be launched in the UK since the MG ZS and the ZT in 2001. People who spoke to Autocar said the MG6 will go on sale in Britain in early 2010 which coincides with the anticipated bottoming out of the credit crunch. The MG6 and its sedan sibling will be sold in the UK and in Ireland. The latter is already available in China under the name Roewe 550.

The 1.8-litre turbo will be the most popular engine choice. It's the updated version of Rover's K-series engine which powered cars like the 75 and some MG models.

Final homologation tests are being done in Germany to allow the cars to be sold in Europe. Spy pictures have even caught the Roewe 550 driving around Germany with no disguise earlier in the year.

SAIC is said to be working on a new range of smaller cars to complement its bigger sedan lineup. These would be badged as Roewe 350 in China and MG5 in other places. An updated MG TF roadster could also make an appearance this year as a way of celebrating the 85th anniversary of the MG brand.


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Published Apr 21st, 2009 12:17pm By Thami Masemola
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owtbacker owtbacker
does not come frome the stable known for quality vehicle so what did you expect just demonstrates how far down the pan the Morris Garages badge has fallen
Mar 7th, 2010 12:29pm
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kay2009 kay2009
peterjames7: looks like a car to me. Seriously, tell me which good looking car now adays which looks nothing like any other car out there? This car looks great! The Roewe 550 and this MG6 is a great start for chinese cars. If the price is right and with comparable quality it might even sell in North America.
Apr 22nd, 2009 6:51pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Nice!! It's a first, a Chinese car that look appealing for me! =D
Apr 22nd, 2009 4:54am
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peterjames7 peterjames7
does no one else not think it looks like the insignia from the side and rear three quarter?
Apr 22nd, 2009 12:24am
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9TNine 9TNine
I'm sure MG is in good hands... Or at least better hands than the previous management who took the loan from BMW and used it towards their salaries, bonuses and pensions!!!!!!!!!
Apr 21st, 2009 7:09pm
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
A practice we have since discovered is widespread of course, except many others take taxpayers money to do that instead...
Apr 21st, 2009 7:23pm
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sub39h sub39h
MG Rover should have been allowed to die. it was an embarrassment to the UK's engineering heritage
Apr 21st, 2009 10:58pm
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9TNine 9TNine
I quite like it... All depends on its price, reliability and how it drives. Could it be worse than driving a Toyota?
Apr 21st, 2009 7:06pm
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Not bad at all, looks better than the Roewe 550.
Apr 21st, 2009 6:11pm
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wing wing
Dont guess which it looks like any more.It looks like its brand.
Apr 21st, 2009 6:08pm
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
That isn't quite as sexy as I was imagining -- side profile excepted -- but it's nice to see the MG brand still alive. I think pricing will be key for this, as it won't have class leading go nor set the benchmark for quality one would assume.
Apr 21st, 2009 5:48pm
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Renegade Renegade
It is still a chinese car, so looks pretty good for one of those things.
Apr 22nd, 2009 7:01am
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Cheffoe Cheffoe
Looks to me like some kind of hybrid between the Lexus GS and Golf MK6... Frankenstein...
Apr 21st, 2009 5:31pm
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