While official details are yet to be revealed, chances are that the MG RC-6 would launch in India to take on the Skoda Octavia
At the Auto Expo 2020 held in Delhi this year, MG Motors unveiled what could be its first sedan for the Indian market- the MG RC-6. Based on the Baojun RC-6 sedan which is available in China, the MG RC-6 is a unique, eye-grabbing sedan that takes plenty of inspirations from an SUV and a coupe.
MG RC6 sedan showcased at Auto Expo 2020
On the design front, the MG RC-6 features a distinctive exterior design that showcases a good combination of a sedan, a coupe and an SUV. The side profile of the MG RC-6 seems to be inspired by the BMW 3 Series GT with a coupe-like tapering roofline.
The elongated profile retains its traditional sedan characters while the 198 mm- ground clearance gives the car an impressive SUV-like road presence, all blending well together to roll out an elegant yet sporty sedan model.
In line with the shiny design of other MG cars, the MG RC-6 carries a massive grille finished in chrome elements at the front. The well-sculpted bumpers along with the sleek-looking rear profile, diamond-cut alloy wheels, ORVMs-mounted indicators, panoramic sunroof are also the unmistakable design features of the British car family.
Just like the MG Hector, the cabin of the RC-6 is premium and well-equipped with plenty of modern and hi-tech features. The five-seat cabin of the sedan features a dual-screen interface including a touchscreen for the infotainment system and one display for the instrumentation. It also comes with leatherette upholstery, flat-bottom multifunction steering, automatic climate control, ambient lighting and a suite of connected car features as seen in the MG Hector.
Under the bonnet, the MG RC-6 will borrow the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Hector sibling. This petrol engine can be had with a mild-hybrid system and will come mated to a 6-speed MT or an automatic CVT unit. It can churn out 145 HP of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Until now, MG is yet to let out any official statement on the launch of the RC-6 but we are sure that the sedan will ultimately come to us very soon. The expected launch timeline of the MG RC-6 is around early 2021. It is said to be priced competitively to take on the likes of Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra or Honda Civic.