The diesel makes a cheap company car, but its CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are still high by the standards of the class, so it will cost you more to run than virtually all its rivals. MG has managed to keep down insurance costs by limiting top speeds; it's 15 for a top-spec diesel. Unfortunately, resale values are expected to be very weak, so the 6 doesn’t make much sense as a private buy, either.
MG6 quality & reliability
This is another area where the MG6 struggles. Many of the fixtures and fittings in its cabin have a flimsy feel, while the buttons and switches aren’t as slick as those in rivals. The top half of the dashboard is at least soft to the touch, but the leather in range-topping cars feels cheap and the doors bang shut instead of closing with a thud. Traditionally, MG has done poorly in our annual reliability survey, but it remains to be seen how well the 6 will perform.
MG6 safety & security
The list of standard equipment includes stability control and front, side and curtain airbags. However, the MG6 was awarded only four stars when it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP, whereas most of its rivals achieved the maximum five-star rating. Deadlocks, a fully integrated stereo and an alarm are all included to make life difficult for thieves.