Shanghai Automotive Industries Corporation president Chen Hong has confirmed that the new MG6 will be produced at the Longbridge plant from next spring. Meanwhile the factory recently carried out tests to ensure that the car can be assembled on its lines. The car is based on the Roewe 550, a car produced by the SAIC Roewe in the People's Republic of China, derived from the MG Rover RDX60 project.
The MG6 engine line-up is not about to bring anything new. The car will feature two lightly updated versions of the 1.8-litre K-series engines, one of which is turbocharged. The normally aspirated version will most likely produce 133bhp, while the turbo version will produce 158bhp. There is no diesel version, as reported by autocar.co.uk.
SAIC said that the MG6’s arrival “marks the start of one of the most exciting periods in the 85-year history of the iconic MG brand, as it prepares to expand globally, starting with the world’s largest automotive market in China”.