Time for a quick history lesson so sit up at the back and pay attention. According to MG Motor UK the iconic British MG brand can trace its history back to 1924 and is world famous for making stylish cars that are fun to drive and own and are sold at remarkably affordable prices. Modern MGs, which are designed, engineered and finally assembled in Longbridge, Birmingham, continue this long and rich MG tradition.
Two cars currently come off the Longbridge assembly lines: the MG6 and the MG3 with several models planned for the immediate and longer-term future.
The MG6 is a medium-sized fastback offering fantastic dynamic handling, high levels of interior comfort and a tremendously spacious cabin area with a cavernous boot. The MG6 won the category ‘£17,500 and under’ in the Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards in 2015. It also won the 2014 Auto Express Driver Power Best Handling Award.
The MG3 is a new generation supermini which brings fun and style to this sector of the market at very affordable prices. The 1.5-litre petrol-powered car can also be personalised, so owners have the option of giving their car their own style-statement.
MG was voted the fourth best manufacturer in the UK in the Auto Express Driver Power Awards in 2015. MG was the fastest growing brand in Britain in 2014 as shown by official figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Currently MG has the fastest growing network of dealers in the UK as sales continue to surge.
MotorMartin surely can’t be alone in thinking that the MG6 combines a remarkable specification with exceptional value for money. To my mind it’s a great looking car that allows a family the added convenience of a larger than average boot and interior space. MG Motors UK have now highlighted the fact that just six months ago they launched the new MG6 and it has been a great success with customers enjoying the numerous improvements made to the value-for-money fastback.
MG are quick to inform MotorMartin that with the range starting from £13,995 and the top specification coming in at £17,995, customers have been really taken with the MG6. To mark the six months, MG spoke to six owners to find out how they’re getting on with their MG6 and what they love about it the most.
Kevin Wright bought his MG6 from the Sales Centre in Longbridge. He said: “We owned the previous version of the MG6 and decided to upgrade to the newer model after seeing that MG had made so many great changes to it. We’re so happy with the car and find it nice to drive. Plus, the emissions and fuel economy have been made better which is a great added bonus.”
Michael Kneeshaw bought his MG6 from Cambridge MG. He said: “This is the second MG6 I’ve owned, and the fourth MG, and it’s a pleasure to drive. We treated ourselves to the top of the range model and it has all the gizmos you could possibly want and need; which makes it great value for money. The design of the car certainly stands out and is identifiable with many people.”
Alan Cook also bought his MG6 from Cambridge MG. He said: “It’s a fine car and is very comfortable. Compared with the previous MG6, it’s definitely improved and the fuel economy has certainly been made better. I’ve had MGs virtually all my driving life, and this is a great addition to that line up.”
Richard Cawte bought his MG6 from Apple MG in Gravesend. He said: “I used to own an MGB and had always wanted another MG. After spotting the MG6 in the paper, I set up a test drive and instantly liked it. The boot space is sufficient enough to hold my golf clubs and the engine has got plenty of go to it without having to put too much into it. I’ve had a lot of compliments about it and people have said it’s great to see the MG back on the road.”
Stephen Rainbow-Cross bought his MG6 from Summit Garage in Dudley. He said: “The MG6 is an extremely good car and I’m really pleased with it. It has a lot of power and a lot of toys and, when you look at other manufacturers, similar models just don’t match up to the spec available with the MG6.”
Daljit Singh bought his MG6 from Coventry MG and has nothing but praise for it: “This car is one of the best I’ve owned. I fell in love with it straightaway and find the driving experience phenomenal. Combine getting so much for your money with the amazing customer service I received and you can see why I can’t fault it. You also can’t put a price on the quality of British engineering, which makes this car so special.”
If you want to check out the MG6 and see for yourself why your next car should be an MG then visit your local dealer for a test drive and, if you’re blown away, then you can benefit from our current 0% finance offer. Check the website for more details:http://mg.co.uk/offers-finance/.
Hopefully MotorMartin can soon arrange a test of the relaunched MG6 as there isn’t a great deal of reading available if you want to get an honest ‘real life’ opinion about this underrated family car.
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