New Roewe i6 to become next-generation MG 6

Roewe i6

Chinese brand Roewe has revealed its new i6 saloon at the Guangzhou motor show; the MG 6 is expected to borrow heavily from it

The next-generation MG 6 is expected to be based on the Roewe i6, which was unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show today.

In China, the i6 will have three powertrain options: a 123bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 125lb ft of torque; a 1.5-litre petrol unit also used in the MG GS, which produces 164bhp and 184lb ft of torque; and a plug-in hybrid option, which combines the 1.0-litre petrol unit with an 82bhp electric motor. 

These engines are also likely to feature in the MG ZS small SUV, which will also come to the UK after a London motor show launch in May 2017.

Read more about the MG ZS small SUV here

The current MG 6 is based on the Roewe 550, which arrived in 2008 using a shortened Rover 75 platform. By 2010, the saloon had morphed into the MG 6 hatchback. 

Reports suggest that MG may drop the 6 model name and use ZT instead as it moves back towards a lettering system to define its cars.

Mark Andrews

Source: Car

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