MG6: The Verdict
Published April 25, 2009
The MG6 concept car was on show this week alongside the Roewe N1 concept, but it was clear that the MG6 was the main target of attention.
MGs new Chinese owners, Nanjing, and subsequently, Shanghai Automotive, have grouped their amazing pool of talent together to produce a fantastic looking concept car that looks quite close to production.
Every picture of the MG6 that have posted to the internet and have not done the car justice at all. In pictures the MG6 comes off looking a little cheap, almost like a Proton/Hyundai type bargain bin vehicle. In the flesh, the car is anything but a bargain bin car. Its incredibly well designed, its a hatch, but its not a hatch, which will make it a popular car for sedan loving Chinese buyers and also European buyers who love hatches. In short, a car you could sell to any where, even America.
The MG6 is not a small car, it is about the same size as the last generation Mazda6. Its based on the shortened Rover 75 platform that its cousin, the Roewe 550, sits upon. Somehow the MG6 looks a lot bigger, and roomier too.
The front end of the MG6 is long, wide, and sporty. The rear end makes excellent use of the sportback design that is popular today with many much more expensive sports coupes. The design of the car really suits the MG brand well, its a new dawn for MG, and its going to be a bright new day. This is a car were really hoping that will take Chinese cars away from clones, away from the negative comments and stereotypes, and go far into markets where Chinese cars have not yet dared to tread.