People may ask if the MG 6 is a luxury car. They also ask – or can’t believe – how such quality can be offered at such a value price. But it’s true: MG has turned the automobile world of definitions on its head.
Now you can experience a beautiful motoring experience at an even more wonderful price.
DESIGN & STYLE The MG designers have given the MG 6 a more premium look with upmarket design features normally found on luxury brands. Design highlights like the sporty front grille, LED headlights, power strakes on the bonnet, and the bold character lines along the sides give the MG 6 a sculpted, European style. Add to that the large ‘MG’ badge, the upmarket chrome accents around the windows, the twin exhausts, the 18-inch dual-colour alloys, and it’s easy to mistake this for a premium-brand offering. It’s also reassuring to note that the quality continues ‘under the skin’. The doors are well made and close with a solid ‘thunk’.
COMFORT & SPACE All the MGs I have driven have had fabulous leather interiors – really well done, double stitching, high quality. The red leather contrasting with black trim is amazing. Available in three versions, the MG 6 is no exception; my first drive was in the standard model and it was great. The mid-level is even better and the top deluxe model is fantastic.
The cockpit is also fitted with sporty elements, like carbon-fibre-type panels and aluminium pedals, and very handy gearshift lever. It’s also packed with the latest in-car technology: a large 8-inch full-colour touch-screen infotainment system sits in the middle of the dashboard, which can be operated from the multi-function leather steering wheel. Apple CarPlay, push start button, keyless entry, sporty digital dials, six speakers, tyre pressure monitoring system and rear parking camera are all offered as standard.
All the above proves the brand’s reputation for delivering premium features at non-premium prices.
Inside, 85% of the interior is covered with soft material, while customers can opt from three attractive interior colour schemes. Plus, there’s a coolbox right under the driver’s arm. Isn’t that cool? Literally! This is not a standard sedan – it’s a stylish fastback or a sportsback sedan with the easily accessible luggage space of an SUV.
POWER & PERFORMANCE The MG 6 has good acceleration and torque from the turbocharged engine; the gearbox is great, changing down quickly and smoothly for instant pick-up and getaway acceleration; what’s more, there are paddles on the steering wheel, so let’s say, you can now have Formula One mode! Brakes are smooth and powerful, too. Combined with the wonderful, comfortable seats, you’ll find the driving restful for driver and passengers alike, whether in traffic or on the highways.
ENGINE 1.5 litre turbocharged, four cylinders
TRANSMISSION Seven-speed dual clutch automatic plus paddle shifters
MAX POWER 169 hp (126 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
MAX TORQUE 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) @ 4,300 rpm
SAFETY & SECURITY Front, side and curtain airbags; ISOFIX child seat fitting; ABS, EBD, cornering brake control; brake assistance; electronic stability programme; keyless operation; vehicle immobiliser; tyre pressure monitoring system; rear camera and parking sensors; high strength reinforced body, plus much more.
The MG 6 offers a lot of car, and prestige, for remarkably little money coupled with high levels of equipment and technology. When I drove this MG 6 recently there were plenty of good offers on many MG models, including the MG 6. Check out mg-qa.com or, better still, visit the Auto Class Cars showroom on Salwa Road. They offer very competitive prices and can arrange a test drive of the new MG 6 or any of the growing MG range of sleek and sporty sedans, compact-yet-capacious crossovers, and spacious SUVs.
Currently, the Auto Class showroom on Salwa Road is open 9 am to 1 pm, Sunday to Thursday. Call 4040 1444 for more information.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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