MG Motors is on a roll in India and after the impressive response of the Hector, MG has planned to widen their presence with many new models. They showcased the possible entries that can make it to Indian shores at the Auto Expo 2020. One such showcase was the MG RC6 which can be explained as a combination of a coupe, SUV and sedan.
The RC6 is pitched in as a Sedan by MG and is a rebadged version of Baojun’s RC6 sedan which is a sister company of MG. Dimensionally, the RC6 has a ground clearance of 198 mm which is SUV category. Similarly, the wheelbase of 2800 mm is just shy of most of the full-sized sedans available in India. It has a length of 4925 mm which is long for a sedan and the coupe-like slanting roofline gives it a distinctive look just like the BMW 3-Series GT.
Just like any other MG, the RC6 has been given a healthy dose of chrome which makes it involuntarily visible anywhere! The headlights are LED with projector units and fog lamps are positioned lower in line with the secondary grille. The front is dominated by the huge chrome grille and has a long nose. The bonnet is long and has a few muscular creases which add to its sedan look. The shoulder line is tall and muscular and runs across the sides. Plastic claddings line the running boards at both sides which give it a safe stance and Indian-road-proof.
The interior is at par with many full-size sedans available in India and will surely cocoon occupants in luxury and comfort. The most interesting feature of the interior is its dashboard’s clean look which is highlighted by a single digital display which is a conjoined unit of instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system. Both are divided with a pseudo layer of the screen in between. The list of onboard connected features will make it very desirable for tech-savvy buyers.
The RC6 is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is derived from that of the Hector’s. A hybrid engine will also be available and it might also get the inhouse diesel engine as there are more takers for diesel power plants in India. MG has hinted on a mid-2021 launch for the RC6 and as far as MG goes, we believe that it will be aggressively priced. As the model showcased at Auto Expo is a concept, MG might tweak a few bits, mostly on the inside to price it aggressively. The combination of an SUV, sedan and coupe will be a new one for the Indian automobile market but will woo in many customers due to its flexible character.
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