Next year, the UK will get back a long lost son, who has found adoptive parents in China: The MG. Gasgoo reports that the MG6 Saloon will enter the British market in 2011. That was announced by Chen Zhixin, Executive Vice President of SAIC Motor and General Manager of SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co., at the UK Pavilion of Shanghai Expo, while Ms. Carma Elliot, Consul General of the United Kingdom (UK) in Shanghai, was watching. Just Auto thinks the Chinese car with a British name will be shown to the UK public at the Top Gear Live MPH motor show at London’s Earls Court, on 4 November.
The MG6 Saloon will come with a 5-speed manual or Tiptronic automatic transmission. It will be powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged gasoline engine, with a 1.9-litre turbodiesel to follow about a year after launch. According to Global Times, “SAIC Motor will start production of its MG6 model at its Longbridge plant in Birmingham. The company will make the plant an overseas production base to promote its own-brand models.”