MG is back as a volume automaker.

At the Guangzhou auto show today the British brand introduced its latest model - the MG6.

Details released were so few we could quote the entire description of the model from the press release:

"The MG6 is a sporting five seat fastback model, designed to capture the character of the MG brand and bring something different to the volume market."

Speculation is that the MG6 will be powered by either a 1.8 liter four-banger with 133 bhp and 183 Nm (135 lb-ft) of torque, or a 1.8 liter turbocharged engine with 160 bhp and 214 Nm (158 lb-ft) of torque. In either case, it's very volume-y model stuff.

The MG6 will begin production next month at a new MG plant in Lingang, China. The storied British automaker also plans to produce the MG6 at home in the UK, with production slated to begin in late 2010 at its plant in Birmingham.

"This is a milestone day for the iconic MG brand and for the UK automotive industry," said Guy Jones, director of sales and marketing for MG Motor UK, in the press release. But will there be enough buyers to help restore some pride in the British motoring industry?


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