Sporty sub brands that make exciting things. The latest automotive trend that’s hit MG’s radar this time. Marking the launch of the first production version under the MG XPOWER concept, the MG6 XPOWER version has been revealed globally.
What is it?
A modern day interpretation of the MG’s of the past. And you’ll be quick to deduce that the overpowering look and an ultra-wide body design conceals a fast, electric vehicle. Yes, that’s exactly what this is, except that it’s just not motors and batteries. It’s a hybrid that wears a sleek character and low posture that’s complemented by a carbon fibre rear spoiler. The blackened tail light adopts the exclusive “X” shape, which is highly recognizable while the double pneumatic diffusers further enhance the sportiness.
Highlighting the brand’s racing genes, the overall interior is designed with contrast stitching having green and grey highlights. The three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel is covered with alcantara leather while the inner door panels are decorated with high-end suede material.
The MG6 XPOWER comes equipped with a 305bhp high-performance plug-in hybrid system, including a 1.5-litre Trophy in-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged engine and a high-power permanent magnet synchronous motor, which achieves a peak torque of 480 Nm and accelerates to a 100kmph in 6 seconds. There’s a 10-speed EDU second-generation intelligent electric drive gearbox.
It’s not as extravagant as the Cyberster, but looks like the more accessible version of it.