MG Motor confirm prices and specs for new 6
The new 6 enjoys a higher level of equipment than the model it replaces while offering customers a saving of almost £3,000 over the previous car.
The new front includes new lamps, grille, lower vent, and LED daytime running lights. On higher level trims, the MG grille is highlighted in chrome. At the rear, the update has been even more dramatic, with a lower black aerodynamically styled bumper and shaped tailpipe. These changes all contribute to make the 2015 MG6 unmistakable on the road. The 2015 MG6 retains the look of a distinctive, fastback vehicle with the addition of standard 16” alloys across the range.
The 6 has been rationalised with the 1.8 petrol and Magnette saloon making way in the new range. The 1.9 DTi-Tech diesel from the previous car remains, but with lower Co2 emissions now down to 119g/km.
The MG6 range begins with the S, which starts at £13,995 and includes heated front seats as standard. LED daylight running lights, 16-inch alloy wheels and the electronic parking brake are all part of the package and at no extra cost.
The interior upgrades, including the addition of bright new silver highlights, give an enhanced feeling of quality and consistency. Meanwhile, the stylish new seat materials give a refreshing new look and style.
Also standard on S models and upwards is an all-new electronic differential, called E-Diff, which works in conjunction with a sophisticated stability control system. This ensures that wheel spin in cornering is kept under control, giving the driver both increased safety and a more involved feel.
Inside the new and improved model, it looks and feels refreshed. Almost every area of the interior has been enhanced to give even higher levels of comfort and convenience. The new instrument cluster is now clearer; redesigned with a modern tunnel-style analogue presentation.
From £16,195 the TS adds part man-made leather seats; rear parking sensors; automatic lights; windscreen wipers; cruise control; auto dimming mirrors and more. The biggest new feature on the TS is the all-new MG touch infotainment system. MG touch includes a 7” touch screen, DAB radio, Bluetooth streaming for both telephone calls and music and Mirrorlink. The Sat-Nav features full 6/7 digit postcode search, fill European mapping as well as options that allow you to select from a variety of routes from fast, to short, easy or ‘green’.
The new range is completed by the top-spec TL, which starts at £17,995.00. The specification includes leather seats and powerful HID (high-intensity discharge) headlamps are just the start. The 35W Bi-Xenon HID main lamps alone offer a much better illumination of the road ahead and are a major advance on standard halogen bulb or projector-type systems.
‘Bending lights’, which are integrated into the HID units, have a speed sensitive cornering function which follow the turn of the front wheels giving the driver a clear view of potential hazards when cornering in the dark. It operates from speeds up to 40km/h when reflectors cleverly focus the light source to follow the road as the car turns. This improves both safety and driver well-being by taking much of the stress out of night-time driving.
A rear camera, now equipped with guidelines, dual zone climate control and electric seats are all standard on the top-of-the range MG6 TL, which is distinguished by a new chrome grille.
Matthew Cheyne, MG’s Head of Marketing, said: “The substantial advances we have introduced on the new MG6 make the car even better value-for-money on their own, but couple this with the reduced prices we have announced and it really is an outstanding package.” increasing sales and adding to our dealer network as we welcome new dealers to the brand all the time.”
A full roadtest of the new MG6 will feature in the next issue of Safety Fast!