MG MG6 GT motability carAn face-lifted MG6 is being released, there are no prices yet we will update you once it joins the Scheme.


MG, it is fair to say, has suffered from a troubled past, ownership of this famous Marque has changed frequently since its incarnation in 1924 and is now run by the Chinese state owned Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation following a merger and a £53 million rescue package in 2005.  Following 6 years of inactivity the first MG6 rolled down the ramps at Longbridge in 2011, the car is actually built in China and simply assembled at Longbridge, but 300 British jobs are thankful that the cars are not assembled in China too.

The MG6 GT is a 5 door hatchback that offers excellent cabin space, it’s roomier than a Ford Focus or a Volkswagen Golf and in our opinion it is a good looking car that when parked up has a curiosity factor that can attract quite a crowd. The motoring press have not been kind to the MG6, stating that interior plastics and build quality are far from class leading, but they do all agree the MG6 is a good car to drive. The major concern for MG6 owners is as an investment, no one buys a car to see the value plummet faster than the competition, this is something that is not a consideration for mobility customers as the car in only leased, this does makes the MG6 a more tempting proposition.


MG6 Questionable interior

Three  versions of the MG6 GT are available, the S, the SE and the top of the range TSE , the SE is surprisingly well equipped, a built in Sat Nav, air conditioning, 17″ alloy wheels, all round electric windows, cruise control, rear parking sensors, start stop button and leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls are all standard.  The TSE trim really does spoil you; leather sports seats with electronic adjustments, electric climate control, rear reversing camera and front parking sensors, bluetooth connectivity,  18″ alloy wheels, heated front seats and automatic wipers and headlights.


MG6 GT Motabiliity car

The recent launch of a long overdue 150bhp 1.9 litre 6 speed manual Diesel engine increases the appeal, economy increases to 57.6 miles per gallon and the 0-62 time is a very respectable 8.9 seconds.  The 1.8 litre petrol, an upgraded turbo charged version of the engine from the 1995 Rover 75, so not cutting edge but the addition of a turbo pushes out 160 brake horse power that will reach 120 miles per hour and 0-62 miles per hour in a very respectable 8.4 seconds. sadly no automatic gear-boxed version is available only a five speed manual. The major downside to this engine is not its age, it feels surprisingly agile, but the economy figures of 37.7 miles per gallon.

The MG6 GT makes for an interesting mobility car, it drives well and offers excellent equipment for a budget price, in these global days of car manufacture it is as close to buying British as a Honda Civic or a Nissan Qashqai which are also made by British workers with the profits heading to the Far East.