The year 2019 has been a big year for Morris Garages and The Covenant Car Company in the Philippines in general as they’ve had a made a stellar effort in their campaigns to promote their brand nationwide through events like the MG Live!
And many other social media promotions. Now at the 2019 Manila International Auto Show, MG has even made more waves as they had showcased their very attractive line of new vehicles.
Easily recognizable from their lineup was the MG ZS and the MG RX5 which upon entering the pavilion was noticeably given attention by a numerous amount of interested parties. The crown jewel of their pavilion was an initially covered car which we guessed right to be a sedan.
But even when it was concealed, a few faces lit up when they saw the back portion; the sedan had a fastback design. And that ladies and gentlemen of Philkotse.com, definitely left many excited because indeed; “fast is back”.
The MG6's overall design is refined and simply beautiful
Once the covers were off, the car that was revealed was absolutely a sedan with a fastback rear design called the MG6. And going by the name, it indeed was the successor of the now discontinued MG3 (discontinued in the Philippines).
The MG6 2019 is a far cry from the MG3 which was a smaller, compact hatchback as the new car is a luxury sedan which measured at about 4695 mm long, 1848 mm wide, and 1462 mm high. A size which places the MG6 near to the Kia Stinger in length.
Style wise, the MG6 looks indeed to be somewhat a “sleeper”, a term which in automotive language denotes the age-old adage of “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” due to the fact of what’s inside the hood, but more on that later.
As such, instead of having that very aggressive, angular look other performance vehicles have nowadays, the MG6 is a more stylish and refined affair which reminds me of a refined gentleman dressed in a well-tailored suit.
From the front, the MG6 thankfully has minimal fake vents. The vents found on the lower portion of the front bumper are functional to cool the powerhouse which is the MG6’s engine which has forced induction.
As for the grille, it is a tastefully designed object which features an expanding pattern which seemingly looks like the shape we can find in nature; a spider web. Functional yet beautiful.
Another wider shot to highlight the overall shape of the MG6
Despite being sensible and refined design, there is still something from the look of the MG6 which denotes performance that of course is gleaned from the rear fastback design which harkens to the legendary performance history of the MG brand itself.
What’s pleasant to know also is that despite the down sloping design of the fastback MG6, trunk space is still considerably large; about 406 liters!
To back that beautiful design up, the MG6 is powered by a 1.5liter DOHC turbocharged engine which can make up to 166 ps and 250 nm of torque which is then driven to the front wheels and a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual Tiptronic function.
As for safety, the MG6 2019 comes equipped with a number of driving assist technologies as well as ISOFIX for child seating, child locks, and several airbags shaping the vehicle up to be a very safe car indeed.
The MG 6 comes with two trim levels; the MG6 Alpha and the MG6 Trophy. While having the same engine and drivetrain, the differences between the two are their wheel sizes with the larger one for the Trophy. The higher Trophy trim also has a smart keyless entry and electric side mirrors.
Fast is back indeed with the MG6's fastback luxury sport sedan
As for the MG6’s price, the luxury sedan comes at Php 1,068,888 for the AT Alpha version while the AT Trophy is priced at Php 1,188,888. As such the MG6 comes at a very affordable price for its level of performance and luxury and indeed Morris Garages Philippines has come to know that the Philippine market will definitely recognize the identity of their Sino-British cars.