• Apr 8, 2011
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The MG6, MG's first all-new car since 1995's MG F, will begin UK production next week in Birmingham, England. The new start of English production of the iconic brand marks its return from the dead after MG Rover folded and was bought by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation [SAIC].

According to MG, the first new English MG will roll off the line at 11:00 a.m. on April 13, almost six years to the day since the last MG Rover was built in April, 2005. This rebirth marks yet another chapter in MG's rocky existence, from its inception as a sports car brand in 1924, to its Austin Metro-based econobox days of the 1980s, to the revival of the brand with 1995's MG F, to its new identity as a subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate.

The MG6 is a Chinese-designed four-door liftback sedan that shares similar dimensions with the Volkswagen Golf. Power comes from a 133-horsepower, naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 160-horse variant.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      First thought upon seeing the picture (skimming through):
      "Oh look, an orange Golf"
      "But it looks melted sort of."
      Then
      "OMG Not again! Another Chinese knock-off!"
      After seeing the badge
      "I was wrong, It's an MG! Welcome back dead British Leyland automaker!"
      After reading the article
      "Oh. I was right afterall. Chinese Golf knockoff with MG badge and maybe dodgy electronics."
      China, seriously. Just because India's Tata managed to buy a low profiting British car company or two and fix it, doesn't mean you can or should revive a dead MG. In fact, stop making cars altogether.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Are you kidding me? SAIC sells like a bajillion times more cars than Tata does and they have several successful brands. Not to mention that they're largely the reason why GM still has a bright future. Many of those nice new Buick interiors were designed at the GM and SAIC design center in China. Tata's cars are a friggin' joke compared to SAIC's.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How many of you clicked on this post because you read MG Motors? I'm sure it wasn't for the picture. If it said "some chinese car" would you have cared?

      It's a shame that quite a while ago a lot built by British Leyland looked great but fell apart. Now these cars with at least some semblance of quality look rather boring.

      If it's not as funky looking as a SEAT, why buy it?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Very true, we have to yet to know how the quality is, but it can't be hard to be better than Leyland's haha
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well I already knew that SAIC owns the MG brand. The only disappointing thing is that it took so long to get the MG6 out...the Roewe 550 has been out for years now and they're pretty much the same car.
        The quality is pretty decent from what I understand. Not the best in the world but they're fairly well made with pretty nice interiors. Would I personally purchase one? No, not at this point in time, but I wouldn't purchase a lot of other cars out there either that seem to be so beloved on Autoblog.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "Now these cars with at least some semblance of quality"

        That remains to be seen. What a sad day for a once proud marque, and I don't mean the MG F.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't care what the badge says, it's still not an MG!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm pleasantly surprised at that design. One of the best Chinese designs I've seen, it doesn't look like a cheap knockoff of some existing model. Wheel/tire sizing and stance look good as well, another area where many Chinese designs looked off.

      Not saying that I would buy one, but, still, pleasantly surprised.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's a British design. It was designed and engineered by SAIC's R&D Centre in Birmingham. It's also heavily related to the old Rover RDX60 project.
        • 3 Years Ago
        well, in that case, nevermind the compliment.
      • 3 Years Ago
      All the previews I've read so far have generally praised the way it drives. The interior is supposed to be pretty poor unfortunately.

      Launching in Europe without a diesel seems pretty crazy though.

      Best of luck to them, trying to beat the Focus and Golf is a pretty big challenge.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks a bit like the new Buick greenhouse...
      • 3 Years Ago
      After owning a 51 MGTD mk2, 58 MGZB, 65MGB and two 69 MGCs.....looking at this "car" makes me sad.
        • 3 Years Ago
        agreed.

        the Chinese have truly ruined everything about MG.

        they need to bring back some of that traditional flair that made the MG Metro such a classic car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can take the car out of china, but you can't take china out of the car. This is a horrendous and cheap looking car, and I hope it stays far away from the US.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Given the home-market sap you have to deal with, I can see your point.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The British are coming...! The British are coming...! .... Opps, The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming!

      Wow, it has the classic British design... Darn it, I meant to say Chinese design...

      Does MG now stand for 'My God!?' and the 6 for it has the 6th since... It sees a dead company?

      This is one car I am not jealous of - that the Brits have... Keep I say... Don't shoot until you see the Badge!
        • 3 Years Ago
        This is one car youre not jelous of ? Do you wish you were a car ?
        • 3 Years Ago
        The MG6 is a Chinese-designed four-door liftback sedan that shares similar dimensions with the Volkswagen Golf. Power comes from a 133-horsepower, naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 160-horse variant.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "The MG6 is a Chinese-designed four-door liftback sedan"

        It was designed by a British team at SAIC's R&D Centre in Birmingham, in the West Midlands.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, that just ruined the brand right there. Why did they bother to buy it if this was the plan? This isn't going to fool anyone except maybe grandma.



      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, this looks like a Cobalt with an MG at the front. FAIL.
        • 3 Years Ago
        .... that was first melt and then frozen.
      • 3 Years Ago
      'Usurpation'. That's the first word that came to my mind when I saw these photos of a rather ordinary car with a prestigious badge on it. Someone should file an injunction to prevent it from being produced.
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