The mid-size elevatorback MG 6 of the second generation has replenished a number of novelties of the British company MG, which is the “daughter” of the Chinese concern SAIC Motor. The new model of 2019-2020, dividing the platform with the Roewe i6 sedan, will go on sale in the Celestial market in November this year. The base cost of the five-door, equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo unit with a capacity of 169 hp, will be 18 thousand dollars (about 1 million rubles).
In the framework of this review, we will present photos, equipment and prices, equipment, specifications of the new fastest MG6 model year 2019-2020, which will be produced exclusively in China (until the end of 2019, the assembling of copies for the British market was carried out at the industrial site in Longbridge). Despite the curtailment of production in the UK, sales of the new MG 6 here are also planned, but they will begin in 2019.
Dimensions and body design novelties
The second generation car moved to a new modular SSA platform, developed by the parent company SAIC with the participation of Porsche engineers. After a change of generations, the liftback by 10 mm (up to 2715 mm) increased the wheelbase and added 44 mm (4695 mm) in the body length. The width and height of the “six” MG were 1848 and 1462 mm, respectively.
The exterior of the model was drawn with a look at the concept of MG E-motion, shown in April 2019 at the Shanghai Motor Show. It is gratifying that many details from the bright and charismatic conceptual coupe, migrated to fastback almost unchanged. What exactly are the original grille of the Star Riding radiator with a fine-grained grid and stylish headlights with arches of LED navigation lights (the manufacturer calls them the London Eye). A powerful bumper with solid aerodynamic plumage and a sharp “blade” of the splitter also stands out from the front.
Photos of the new MG6 2019
The profile and stern part of the new MG 6 unambiguously hint at the fact that we have a car in a liftback format, not a classic one, but with pronounced sportiness notes. Persistence and swiftness is emphasized by muscular sidewalls with an aggressive relief of ribs and vyshtampovok, muscular wings and a streamlined dome roof with a long rear window, falling directly to the trailing edge of the body. In the presence of purely decorative elements, such as simulating air vents in the area of the front wheel arches.
The stern of the novelty is distinguished by a short trunk lid with a spoiler, spectacular taillights with double curved ribbons of LED lights, an impressive bumper with a diffuser and a pair of trapezoidal tailpipes.
Interior decoration and multimedia features
In contrast to the soproteformny Roewe i6, the new MG6 offers a much higher level of comfort and equipment. At the same time, the elevator’s interior is made with an obvious bias towards sportiness, which can be traced, in particular, in the configuration of the side deflectors having the shape of “turbines”. The same format of the ventilation nozzles is used, for example, in the Audi A3 . As for the new MG 6, here we are greeted by an ergonomically adjusted and driver-centric console with a minimal set of physical switches, a dashboard with a large information display, a neatly-trimmed bottom steering wheel, comfortable front seats with a good profile and tangible side support, high-quality finishing materials. Attention is drawn to the predominance of soft upholstery with a pleasant texture and double stitching of the seams.
Interior of MG 6 in top configuration
The developers provided the model with a new multimedia center Zebra Zhixing 2.0 based on the operating system YunOS, which was created by the large Chinese company Alibaba. The complex has a very extensive functionality – there is a 9-inch touch screen, voice recognition, remote control, Internet access, navigation and many other useful functions. The emphasis is on the possibility of fast synchronization and accelerated data exchange on the Web, which should find a response from a young audience.
In the list of equipment available for the new MG 6 that varies depending on the configuration, there are a multifunctional steering wheel, climate control, electric drive and heated front seats, electromechanical handbrake, keyless access and engine start button, stabilization system, panoramic sunroof.
Specifications MG6 in the body of 2019-2020 year
Fastback will go on sale with a single power unit – a 1.5-liter petrol turbo with a return of 169 hp. and 250 Nm. The engine will replace the “four” 1.8 liter, generating a maximum of 159 hp. In pair to the new motor the 6-step mechanical box or 7-step preselective “robot” is established. Acceleration from the place to 100 km / h in pyatidverki takes 8.0-8.5 seconds, the average fuel consumption of the car is 7.6 liters per “hundred”. In the future, the expansion of the engine line is expected, including the appearance of a hybrid version of the “six” with a power plant as in the related Roewe models.
Suspension of the novelty MG is built according to the classical scheme with the MacPherson struts in the front and the multilever behind. The drive is only front, the brake mechanisms of all the wheels are disc.