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Published on July 2nd, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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A New MG 6 is Coming in Other Markets and It Looks Fantastic

MG, the ex-British marque now under SAIC, is working on a new generation compact fastback aimed at the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic. It’s the 3rd generation MG 6 available as a”Trophy” Edition. And while we probably won’t see it here, our neighbours to the north might have something to look forward to. The 2nd generation MG 6 was first shown in late 2016, with production commencing in 2017 at Nanjing, China. It was sold in Thailand and the Philippines. While MG has a presence in Singapore and in Indonesia, it does not sell the 6 there.

The design of this new MG 6 is really quite something. The sloping roofline, new grille design (known as the “Digital Flame” grille), huge spoiler and many other subtle improvements make the new MG 6 look very appealing for a car in its segment.

It’s taking a sportier, more premium look than its predecessor. Dual tone 18″ rims are available too.

In addition to the improved powertrain, the new MG 6 will reportedly receive MG’s latest self-driving and driver assistance technologies. This includes features such as forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear object detection and adaptive cruise control.

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Steering intervention and lane keeping were not mentioned but self driving in stop-and-go traffic conditions was, so it will likely feature on the MG 6 as well. A total of 7 radars and 6 cameras are present for this system.

Inside, MG have gone for a sportier, more digital feel. At the centre of the 2021 MG 6 is a 10 inch infotainment system that is free floating. Its gear shifter is electronic, with no mechanical actuation. We’re not sure if the instrument cluster is all-digital, but there seems to be at least some digital elements to it, with a lot of data available for display.

A flat-bottomed steering wheel with selectable driving modes is fitted on the MG 6. From the photos we’ve seen this MG 6 Trophy edition is available with yellow accents scattered throughout the cabin and ‘Trophy’ on the semi bucket seats.

Given how difficult it has become to sell sedans, particularly larger C- and D-segment sedans in Malaysia, it’s unlikely MG is going to make an effort to bring this MG 6 to our country. But it’s still interesting to see what Geely has to go up against in China and other markets.

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