MG plans to launch a premium sedan in India called the RC-6 cross coupè. It is a car that will compete with the likes of the Skoda Superb. The car gets a crossover sedan body that is seen on the S60 cross country and gets a coupe-like body. It is derived from the Baojun RC6 and MG plans to launch the car next year in India. Find out more details below.
MG RC 6 design
The car gets a premium design and is feature rich from the inside while also getting a cross-over like ground clearance. This car could prove to be popular in India as everyone wants a high ground clearance for the bad Indian roads. But it will not provide the commanding driving position that an actual SUV will give you.
The MG RC 6 gets 18-inch wheels. From the front, it gets Mg’s signature grille that gets a crystal design similar to some Mercedes cars and its headlights that are similar to the ZS, albeit with a few design changes. On the side, the MG RC 6 gets some skid plates so at to better its off roading capability. From the rear, it gets sleek looking LED lights that carry on to the side of the car pointing towards the front. It also gets massive cladding on the rear as well to give it an SUVish feel. It gets a fast back design for the rear which will also result in an increase of boot space.
MG RC 6 interiors
On the inside you get loads of tech as well as premium materials. The MG RC 6 gets a dual screen which has the infotainment system and the instrument cluster which is very similar to cars that are much higher priced such as the Mercedes E class. The overall fit and finish is that off a premium company and it does give you a German feel in terms of craftsmanship.
MG RC 6 rivals
This part of the segment is dominated by the Germans with the likes of the Skoda Superb and the VW Passat but the MG RC 6 will underpin them in terms of price and will definitely be better equipped than these cars, along with higher ground clearance and some off-road capabilities.
The MG RC 6 is 4,925 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,580 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. The sedan gets its SUV styling from a high ground clearance of 198 mm.
Engine and transmission
The MG RC 6 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 108 kW (146.84 PS) at 5,200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 2,200-3,400 rpm. This can be coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
Aircraft-style gearshift lever. Other salient features of the MG RC 6 include 360-degree camera system, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, 9-speaker sound system and an electric tailgate.
The car is expected to be priced around 15-20 lakhs(ex-showroom) which will be seriously competitive.
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