MG6 plug-in hybrid powertrain option could challenge the likes of Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra if made available
MG Motors is gearing up to enter the Indian market and one of the interesting products from the British brand is going to be the MG6 sedan that will compete with rivals like Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra. Meanwhile the SAIC owned car brand has revealed the new MG6 plug-in hybrid and we expect this model to be available in our country too despite the negative vibes created via GST.
It is true that hybrid cars are drawing a high rate of GST that is impacting their sales. But, if MG Motors wants to position itself as a competing brand in the domestic market, it would try to offer range of powertrain options and this seems viable. Interestingly, the plug-in hybrid variant of the MG6 is going to become one of the first greener cars from the brand and it will be launched next year.
Initially, MG Motors would launch it in Chinese market and gradually in other global markets as well. However, the auto major is yet to confirm whether this plug-in hybrid variant will be introduced here or not. Therefore we are speculating its arrival here.
The MG6 plug-in hybrid model gets a stylish design that grabs attention at the very first glimpse. As displayed at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the sedan features the brand’s signature large front grille with bold mesh flanked by sharp headlamps sporting projector lamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. The green accents at radiator grille, side profile indicate towards the greener character of this model.
It runs on large stylish alloy wheels and boasts sharp character lines. Inside the cabin, the car gets 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a large 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with internet connectivity. Also, the sedan gets several advanced technologies. On the powertrain front, it is likely to get a 1.0-litre petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. Combined, this plug-in hybrid powertrain is well capable of churning out 228 PS of peak power and 622 Nm of peak torque.