Lack of refinement hits a fresh generation of upper class family
rear wiper does not operate automatically when reversing in rain, with the front wipers on. There is a reversing camera but without guidance lines – another familiar executive driver’s mate. It does have a real ashtray and ciggy lighter, which says something about its Chinese owners. This is at the expense of storage pods on the central console.
Oh dear. Something good to say, then? The leather seats were plump and comfortable. The gearchange was easy and fine.
The car cruised quietly at 70 in sixth at just 1,750rpm (but at 80 became rowdier). It has a speed warning, a speed limit display (written in to the navigation memory, and well out of date on the test car).
The fuel economy on test (according to the tripmeter) was good, with a low of 47 miles a gallon and a best of 56mpg.
The MG6 saloon is a front runner in the British Touring Car Championship. This autumn the European developed MG3 joins the family.
It is a five-door hatchback to compete with the Fiesta, 208, Polo and Clio class. It was developed at the newly enlarged MG Birmingham design centre.