MG Motor has unveiled its brand new MG6, the first car from the company since the launch of the MGF sports car. The model made its debut at the Guangzhou Auto show in China with sales to begin in the country in January 2010. The MG6 is a sporting five seat fastback model, designed to capture the character of the MG brand and bring something different to the volume market, including the UK, in the later part of 2010.
2011 MG 6 Sports Car
There is no word on the technical specs yet, but speculation has it that power will come from a 1.8L 4-cylinder making 133-hp and a peak torque 135 lb-ft. A turbocharged version will produce 160-hp and a maximum torque of 158 lb-ft.
The new MG6 will enter production next month at a new MG plant in Lingang, China.
Guy Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for MG Motor UK said, “This is a milestone day for the iconic MG brand and for the UK automotive industry. MG has begun the international launch of an all new model that has been designed and engineered here in the UK, for the global automotive market. Currently we only build and sell the mid-engined TF sports car here in the UK, but we can now look forward to expanding the range of MG products.”
The launch takes place at the Guangzhou Auto show in China and is the beginning of an exciting new global future for the MG brand. The launch in China, the world’s largest automotive market begins the international roll out of sales of MG6 which includes the UK. Sales in China will begin in January and plans for the UK and other markets will be released during 2010.
It was also announced today that production of MG6 for the China market will begin at the brand new state of the art factory in Lingang, China in December 2009. It is also planned to commence production of MG6 at the Birmingham plant in the UK before the end of 2010.
The world famous MG brand has never had such a bright future as it starts to expand global sales with an exciting new range of products.
MG6 Key Dimensions
- Length: 4651 mm
- Width: 1826 mm (without mirrors)
- Height: 1480 mm
Specifications for the UK and European markets will be released at a later date.
The MG6 proudly displays a new modernised version of the famous MG octagon badge for the first time. This new design is planned to carry forward on to all new MG models.
This new branding features in the new corporate identity for the launch in China which also uses the Morris Garages naming. This reflects the pride in the history of the brand, the need to communicate this in new markets and is a clear differentiator for the MG brand.