New MG 6 addresses faults of the previous model, including pricing, spec and engine.
What is it?
The MG 6 is MG's family hatchback, built to rival the likes of the Kia Cee'd and Hyundai i30. It is currently the Chinese carmaker's largest car, above the MG 3 supermini.
What engines can I choose from?
There's only one engine across the range at the moment. It's a 1.9-litre diesel which has been tweaked to improve fuel economy to 61.4mpg and reduce CO2 emissions by 10g to 119g/km, all while producing 148bhp.
How much equipment does it come with?
The entry-level S trim comes with heated front seats, 16in alloy wheels and an electronic parking brake as standard.
Mid-range TS spec comes with MG's all-new 'MG touch' 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, auto dimming mirrors, cruise control, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and part-synthetic leather seats.
The range is topped by TL spec, which adds electrically powered leather seats, rear camera, bi-xenon headlights with cornering function, dual-zone climate control and a chrome grille.
How much will the new MG 6 cost?
The MG 6 S starts at £13,995, moving up to £16,195 for TS models. The range-topping 'TL' is priced at £17,995.
How good are its rivals?
Rivals such as the Skoda Octavia may cost a good deal more, but they hold their value better and have the quality to match. The refinement and driving quality of the Ford Focus is also beyond the MG's reach. The MG's reduced price and claims of improved quality make the 6 a much more competent rival to the others.
Can I get a discount?
The new car's reduction in price probably means that discounts will be small and sparse, however some savings may be available.
By Jimi Beckwith