MG are making improvements all round on the award winning MG6 and Plato wins in the British Touring Car Championship.
The new cars offer better fuel economy and reduced CO2 for lower road tax. These new production methods have also made overall lower pricing possible on the MG6 GT and MG6 Magnette models.
The latest 2012 model year cars see CO2 figures drop from 184g/km to 174g/km which reduces the Vehicle Excise Duty by one band. This saves £50 on the first year’s road tax and £20 a year after that.
Fuel economy improves with the urban cycle increasing from 26.1mpg to 27.7mpg (+1.6mpg). The extra urban cycle increases from 45.2mpg to 48.7mpg (+3.5mpg) while the combined figure increases from 35.6mpg to 37.7mpg (+2.1mpg).
Many of the production advances have been made at MG Motor UK’s factory in Birmingham where final assembly and quality sign-off of the MG6 range is carried out. The cars are designed and engineered by 300 professionals at two centres of excellence at the MG Birmingham site.
The improved VED figures mean that the recommended-on-the-road prices for all MG6 models are reduced by £40. Entry to MG6 ownership now starts from £15,455 for an MG6 GT fastback in S model trim.
On-the-road prices for MG6 GT models in SE trim are reduced from £16,995 to £16,955 and the TSE trim model comes down from £18,995 to £18,955 due to the changes. The price of the flagship MG6 Magnette model is reduced from £19,995 to £19,955.
Guy Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at MG Motor UK said: “This is yet more good news from MG. It comes on top of a fantastic debut by Jason Plato and Andy Neate in racing versions of the MG6 at the Brands Hatch opening races of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
“Jason stormed to victory in the third race and now heads the championship points board as we head to the next round at Donington on April 15.
“We scooped the What Car? 2012 Security Awardat the start of the year and we are expanding our dealer network all the time so things are really going well for us. But most importantly, people are now realising what a great value for money package the MG6 is as well as being a fantastic car to drive.”