The MG6 showcased at the Auto Expo is getting a facelift for 2020 [Update]

The new MG6 facelift has been photographed in China ahead of its launch at the Chengdu Motor Show tomorrow. Shown here is the plug-in hybrid variant – the eMG6 500PHEV.

The 2020 eMG6 500PHEV comes with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor that together deliver a combined maximum power and a combined maximum torque of 305 PS and 480 Nm respectively. As for the pure-electric driving range, it is 70 km. In addition to the aggressive radiator grille, the rear wing and the two oval exhausts provide a sporty styling to the new plug-in hybrid electric car, and they help it differentiate from the standard variant.

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24 May 2020

The MG6, which MG Motor India showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in the hybrid form, will get a mid-life facelift this year. The company has uploaded renders showing the interior and front-end on its Weibo account presenting it in a body colour like that of the Mercedes AMG GT’s ‘AMG Green Hell Magno’ shade.

The facelift gives the MG6 a sportier look with new headlamps and DRLs, X-shaped front bumper, new alloy wheels, redesigned alloy wheels, new bumper and dual oval shaped exhaust. While the wheelbase of the new car remains unchanged, the length has been increased by 9 mm, as per Chinese reports. Changes are made to the interior as well and while the 2020 MG6 retains the 10.1-inch infotainment system, the system gets a software update. Behind the steering wheel comes a 12.3-inch full LCD high-definition instrument cluster. Additional interior features include multi-screen linkage + voice control, wireless mobile charging, electronic handbrake and a ‘Super Sport’ driving mode option.

The MG6 will continue to be powered by the same engines that include the 1.0-litre three-cylinder hybrid unit. The plug-in hybrid engine makes a maximum power of 228 hp and a peak torque of 622 Nm. For every 100 km, the MG6 PHEV consumes just 1.5 litres of fuel and in pure electric mode can run for 53 km. A 9.1 kWh battery powers the hybrid system. It is yet to be seen whether MG Motor is readying a right hand drive version of the car as for now, only the left-hand-drive model is available.

MG6 2020 facelift front teaser

MG Motor is also planning to launch the MG5 electric estate this year in UK. A rebadged Roewe Ei5, the MG 5 is powered by a 52.5 kWh battery and a 85 kW motor, offering a range of 420 km (NEDC). The 5 proves to be a unique proposition as it will be Europe’s first fully-electric estate and the model is already on sale in China. MG Motor is waiting for the current shutdown to be eased before launching the car.