MG Motor, the company that builds the MG TF, has announced an all-new fastback mid-size model, the MG6.
The MG6 was unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto show in China on Tuesday 24th November 2009, and goes into production for the Chinese market in December 2009.
It is the first all-new MG model since the MG F – the ’s predecessor – and the company claims it plans to begin UK production in Birmingham before the end of 2010.
Few technical details have so far emerged, but based on the dimensions – 4,651mm long, 1,826mm wide (without mirrors), 1,480mm tall – the MG6 is slightly smaller than an Audi A4, and intended to be a volume competitor for the Ford Mondeo.
Its coupe-like fastback profile is reminiscent of the , while the five-door MG hatchback’s interior also appears to have been influenced by the Vauxhall – note the steering wheel design – with hints of BMW as well. The car in these images appears to feature leather seats and an automatic gearbox.
International sales planned
According to MG Motor UK’s Sales and Marketing Director, Guy Jones, the MG6 is ‘an all new model that has been designed and engineered here in the UK, for the global automotive market.’
International sales outside China are planned. Full details, including for the UK, are set to be announced in 2010. ‘This is a milestone day for the iconic MG brand and for the UK automotive industry,’ said Jones.
MG: a bright future?
The press release announcing the new MG6 ends with this statement:
‘The world famous MG brand has never had such a bright future as it starts to expand global sales with an exciting new range of products.’
We’ll let you be the judge of how realistic MG’s ambition is…
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