The MG6 has been selling quite well in the Chinese market, although it is priced on par with products from international manufaturers. The MG6′s biggest draw backs were the ancient 5 speed automatic gearbox and the perculiar hand brake that seemed to pop out at a strange angle. Both are gone for 2013 – a six speed dual clutch gearbox is on its way as well as a discreet electronic hand brake that gives plenty of extra space.
Engines for China will likely stay the same, 1.8L naturally aspirated and a 1.8T for China, although the UK will be receiving a diesel engine soon. Both seem out of date when compared to more modern options so perhaps SAIC will move to introduce a smaller more powerful engine in the near future. UK buyers might be able to find these options in the 2013/14 models soon.