Longbridge, UK, 16 April 2014 –MG celebrates the marque’s 90th anniversary year and looks forward to the next 90 years, with a display of current and future technology in central London today, including the global debut of MG’s concept electric vehicle.
The display, to be shown at SMMT headquarters in Westminster, London, features current UK production models; MG6 and MG3, and the world’s first static preview of the small and fully electric MG. The concept electric vehicle encompasses the latest in design and engineering technology from the iconic Longbridge based manufacturer.
The concept EV has been developed in order to fully understand European market demand for a small, electric MG. The concept vehicle is the latest MG to be created at SAIC Motor’s state of the art European Design and Technical Centre (SMTC), located with MG Motor UK, at the Longbridge site in Birmingham. SMTC and MG are both owned by parent company, SAIC Motor; the largest automotive company in China, currently ranked 103rd in the Fortune 500.
The MG6 boasts an impressive equipment list as standard on all models, with class leading interior and boot space, and MG driving dynamics available in both a sporty GT Fastback and GT Magnette saloon body styles, and both petrol and diesel variants. The MG6 range starts from just £15,455 and includes the new 350 Nm, 150 PS, six speed stop-start diesel engine, which emits only 129g/Km of CO2; making the MG6 diesel variant road tax exempt for the first year, and costing only £110 a year to tax thereafter.
Launched in September 2013, the MG3 supermini is fun to buy, fun to drive and fun to own with over one million personalisation options, class leading chassis and driving dynamics, and exceptional value for money aftercare packages. The successful supermini is priced from only £8,399 to £9,999, or on PCP from only £99 a month or from zero deposits. The MG3 benefits from an ultra low 4E insurance group, strong residuals of up to 61 per cent, class leading interior and boot space, and high levels of equipment on all specifications as standard, as well as complete peace of mind with the three years fixed servicing package MG CARE3, the ultimate in carefree ownership.
The MG90 event, to be held at the Silverstone circuit 21-22 June 2014, is the culmination of the iconic marque’s 90th anniversary plans. The major event will feature historic MG vehicles alongside current production models and a preview of technology that will take the marque forward into the next 90 years. MG90 is set to be not only a great family day out but also a highlight of any enthusiast’s diary, celebrating all things MG past, present and prototype.
Figures announced by the SMMT at the beginning of the month, show MG as the fastest growing manufacturer in the UK, for both March and 2014 year to date. As the perfect celebration for the marque’s 90th anniversary year, MG Motor UK has recorded the best ever Q1 sales performance, as year to date sales increase by 574 per cent. The success of the iconic British brand is due to the launch of the MG3 supermini, introduction of a high-tech diesel engine in MG6 and rapidly expanding dealer network in the UK.
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