Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

It’s fair to say that for the first few years of production the MG6’s interior fell below the par for the family car segment, elements of it feeling particularly cheap and flimsy.

As part of the 2015 overhaul, the interior was renewed, although the architecture looked much the same as before.

Not only was it better-assembled but there’d been a significant ramping up of the quality of plastics used, particularly for the soft-touch materials used on the upper half of the dashboard.

Models fitted with the seven-inch touchscreen benefit from significantly improved graphics and a responsive app-based sat-nav system, replacing the previous SD-card set-up.

That said, some of the switchgear didn’t feel as good to use as it looked, particularly the buttons on the multi-function steering wheel, and the instruments are small and not easy to read with a quick glance. Other aspects, such as the electronic parking brake, were a significant improvement. Sadly, the inexpensive-feeling key was carried over.

Driving along you get the impression you’re perched quite high on the seat, even with it in its lowest position.

While the climate control seemed more effective than earlier models in terms of maintaining desired temperatures, the system was noisy when at more extreme temperatures with the central air vent louvres in the fully-closed positions.

The basic seats mean that MG6 comfort isn’t the last word in relaxation. The front seats do have a sporty profile, but lack the support you’d expect from a self-confessed driver’s car.

The rear has more than enough head- and leg-room for fully-grown adults and the rear seats are just as forgiving as those in the front.

Road and wind noise is kept to a minimum, although overall refinement has some way to go before the Europeans start to get worried.