Longbridge, UK, 23 April 2014 –Not content with taking home the Best Road Handling crown, the MG6 collected a further four top ten placings in this year’s Driver Power survey, run by Auto Express, the UK’s biggest selling weekly automotive magazine; including sixth place overall in the Top 150 Cars to Own and second in the Best Family Car category.
50,000 UK car owners took part in the annual survey, now in its 13th year, detailing every aspect of car ownership- from performance to running costs. This year, the MG6 beat the Porsche 911 997 into second place in the Best Handling category, and finished third place behind the Land Rover Discovery MkIII and MkIV models in Best Ride Quality. Further placings include an impressive tenth in Seat Comfort and 18th for practicality.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief at Auto Express said; “This is a fantastic first appearance for MG in Driver Power with the MG6. We knew when we first drove the car that it handled brilliantly and it seems owners agree. That they also rate the seat comfort and ride quality so highly is icing on the cake. We wouldn’t be surprised if the MG3 started to give the MG6 a run for its money in next year’s Driver Power survey.”
Designed, engineered and finally assembled in the UK, the MG6 is available in GT Fastback and GT Magnette saloon body styles, and available in petrol and diesel variants, from just £15,455. All MG6 models boast an impressive equipment list as standard with class leading space and superior MG driving dynamics.
The Longbridge based manufacturer has recently improved emissions of their latest 150 PS diesel engine, now emitting only 129g/Km of C02, while still retaining its sporty persona with 350 Nm of torque. The MG6 diesel variant is road tax exempt for the first year and costs only £110 a year to tax thereafter.
Under the current Q2 specification upgrade offer, all MG6 customers automatically upgrade in specification for no additional costs. For example, an upgrade from an S variant to an SE is a saving of £1,200 and benefits from additional equipment such as satellite navigation, rear parking sensors, cruise control and leather steering wheel. Building on the SE trim, the TSE offers a saving of £2,000 and features front parking sensors, 18” alloy wheels, rear parking camera, leather trim, Bluetooth, automatic headlights, automatic windscreen wipers and electric heated seats. MG6 GT SE customers will be offered the opportunity to upgrade to a Magnette, saving £3,000. PCP offers are available on all MG6 variants from only £199 a month.PCP offers are available on all MG6 variants from only £199 a month.
The 2015 Driver Power survey is now open at www.autoexpress.co.uk/driver-power.
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