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A low-key first product for the reborn MG brand under Chinese ownership, the MG 6 is a roomy saloon-shaped but hatchback-tailgated C-segment entry, aimed at a similar market to the likes of the Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia but with a realistically low price tag. Initially offered with a turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine, a 1.9-litre turbodiesel joined the range shortly after launch. For more information on the MG6, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
It’s easy to be sniffy about the MG6, and with the best will in the world it is a sub-par car by the standards of the class. But to its credit, it drives very well with well-sorted steering, ride and handling, the diesel engine option has an abundance of torque and, with a huge boot and roomy interior, you’re getting a lot of car for your money. In terms of space, anyway. Unfortunately there are too many niggles to recommend the 6 overall. Dreadful switchgear, too many squeaks and rattles on the move and sundry other quibbles make it feel like it’s been rushed to market. Not a bad car necessarily but by no means a great one.
The one we’d buy
The 1.9 DTi turbodiesel. Emissions were improved for 2014
The one we’d avoid like the plague
1.8 petrol turbo is thirstier and less torquey
Rivals to consider
Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia, Vauxhall Insignia
Lots of space for the money, willing engines
Shonky switchgear, too many detail flaws