Meet the MG6 XPower, a 305-PS China-made hybrid liftback
MG has started taking pre-orders for the MG6 XPower, a sported-up version of its ‘6’ liftback complete with aggressive styling and a class-leading powertrain.
The XPower specification boasts over 20 improvements over the standard version. Starting with the exterior, these include flared fenders, a rear diffuser, a carbon-fiber rear wing and special 18-inch wheels. Moving on to the cabin, there are 6-way adjustable seats with integrated headrests and green accents.
The suspension drops by 10 mm (0.4”) and becomes stiffer in the XPower version, while six-piston brakes reduce the 100-0 km/h (62-0 mph) braking path to just 33 meters (108.27 feet).
A 1.5-liter petrol engine toils under the hood with an electric helper, producing a healthy 305 PS (301 hp / 224 kW) along with 480 Nm (356 lb-ft) of torque. A ten-speed automatic transmission takes the liftback to 100 km/h (62 mph) in six seconds flat, while the traction battery gives it up to 70 km (43.5 miles) of all-electric range.
The standard trim level includes all-around view cameras, a 12.3-inch digital gauge panel, a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, an Arkamys audio system, and an ionizing two-zone HVAC.
Prices begin from 199,800 Chinese Yuan, and the company will only produce 100 units per month.
The last time MG used the ‘XPower’ moniker was 16 years ago, when it was still a British firm producing British cars. China-based SAIC Group purchased it two years later.
Editor Andrew Raspopov