• Nov 13th 2008 at 8:31AM
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Nanjing is still hanging IV bags on the battered carcass of MG, and there's a new hatchback model coming for 2010 that the automaker hopes will breathe new life into the the brand. Based on SAIC's Roewe 550, the new hatchback is about the size of a Euro Focus, and will reportedly be built at the historical MG home of Longbridge, in the UK. The car looks a little flashier than the Roewe version, and engineers from Ricardo are lending development expertise to make sure the suspension settings are all that they should be. Inside, there's a BMW-esque instrument panel, and underhood will be a 1.8-liter four cylinder, either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. With the flurry of new activity at MG -- there's the MG TF and ZS, as well as more models coming soon -- color may be returning to the cheeks of a brand once thought as good as dead.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      If it gets at least a four star EuroNCAP safety rating I'm all for it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At first I thought it was a new G6. Sad, though because this looks pretty good to slot under the G8... It actually kinda looks like a G8....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Loving the picture. Makes me wanna watch the movie again :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Roewe 550/MG6

      The Good : Decent engineering for a Chinese car. Original styling.
      The Bad : Priced the same as Japanese and Korean cars. Panels don't fit together well(Gaps). Bombed in China(Where Japanese models are killing Chinese models)

      The Verdict : Don't expect a miracle. 60% of a Japanese car for 90% of price.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In other words: Chinese, so bad. Great analysis there, buddy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They simply MUST call this the MG GT as that is what the old 3-door was called. It was great too!
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