Production of India-bound MG Motor's MG 6 sedan begins in China

11/10/2017 - 13:57 | ,   | Dhruv Saxena

Chinese publication PC Auto reports that the MG 6 sedan has entered production at the SAIC Nanjing Pukou facility. The MG 6 will go on sale in November in China. Leaked images of the MG 6 surfaced online in August followed by an official unveiling in September.

MG 6 production underway in China
The production of the MG 6 is underway in China. The sedan will go on sale in November.

The 2017 MG 6 draws design inspiration from the MG E-Motion Concept. It features a sloping coupe-like roofline accompanied by a stubby boot. MG's shield grille dominates the front end of the 6. It gets dynamic turn indicators up front placed in the bumper and 'Ambilight' LED tail lights. The sedan measure 4,695 mm long, 1,848 mm wide, and 1,462 mm tall. Underpinning the MG 6 is a 2,715 mm wheelbase.

The interior revealed in official images shows a black and red colour theme. The cabin is equipped with the Zebra Zhixing 2.0 Internet system jointly developed by SAIC and Alibaba. It is already present in products like the Roewe RX5 and the MG ZS. The centre console bears a strong resemblance to the previous generation Audi A4's setup while the central aircon vents resemble those of the current generation A4.

Under the hood, the MG 6 gets a SGE 20T 1.5 T turbocharged engine. It has a maximum power of 169 PS and a peak torque of 250Nm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

MG 6 side view
The MG 6 is powered by 1.5 L turbocharged petrol engine with power and torque output of 169 PS and 250 Nm respectively. The transmission option on offer is a 7-speed dual clutch automatic.

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SAIC-owned MG Motors will commence operations in India in 2019 producing cars at the Halol plant formerly owned by General Motors India. First to arrive reportedly will be the Hyundai Creta rivalling MG ZS slated for launch in early 2019.

[source - PC Auto]

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