MG3

The MG3 went on sale in the UK in August 2013 and had been significantly tuned for UK tastes, with plenty of configurable options thrown in for good measure. Engine will be limited to 1.5-litre NSE engine in 104bhp form, but low insurance grouping and aggressive pricing were major selling points.

News : MG posts three-figure sales; claims fastest growing status

News : MG posts three-figure sales; claims fastest growing status

According to figures announced by the SMMT, MG is currently the fastest growing car company in the UK sales charts for both March and the year to date. However, before we start popping too many Champagne corks, it’s worth bearing in mind that in March, 361 MGs were sold, in comparison with 25,753 Ford Fiestas and 8136 […]

Blog : Getting to know the MG3

Blog : Getting to know the MG3

Keith Adams The launch of the ‘3 has seen MG Motor UK’s marketing, PR and sales effort step up a gear compared with the near invisible ‘6. When we first drove the car back in September, we concluded that ‘the MG3 is a likeable addition to the market that’s quick, stylish and cheap, would be […]

By December 24, 2013 47 Comments Read More →
Blog : MG gets serious… or is that fun?

Blog : MG gets serious… or is that fun?

Keith Adams Back in September, when I first drove the MG3, I came away feeling cautiously optimistic about this little car’s chances. The conclusion reflected these emotions – or, at least, I hope they did. ‘Overall, the ’3 is a likeable addition to the market that’s quick, stylish and cheap,’ I said. ‘Without sounding harsh […]

By October 30, 2013 100 Comments Read More →
First Drive : MG3 Style

First Drive : MG3 Style

Words and Photography: Keith Adams It looks like the phoney war is over and MG is about to get serious about the UK market. The MG3 is now on-sale and you can order one now but, just to ensure that this vaguely sporting five-door hatch has half a chance, it’s been aggressively priced between £8399 and […]

By September 3, 2013 122 Comments Read More →
News : MG3 prices revealed – starting at £8399

News : MG3 prices revealed – starting at £8399

Clive Goldthorp MG Motor UK has confirmed the prices and specifications for the new MG3 supermini, which will be in the company’s dealerships from next month. The two key points are that all four models in the range are available for under £10,000 on the road and that their predicted Insurance Group Rating will be […]

News : MG3 revealed with personalisation options

News : MG3 revealed with personalisation options

Photography: Adam Sloman MG unveiled the full range of styles for the UK MG3 at its Birmingham-based European Design Centre.  The new 3 carries forward many of the styling cues first illustrated on the MG ZERO concept car, again designed at SAIC Motor’s European Design Centre. The UK studio has just undergone an additional investment […]

News : MG3 goes live at Silverstone

News : MG3 goes live at Silverstone

The MG Car Club has confirmed that the first public showing in Europe of the MG3 will be at MGLive! Held at Silverstone on June 15-16, MGLive! is the world’s largest celebration of everything MG, making it the perfect event to reveal the fun new hatchback to friends of the marque. Taking style cues from […]

Blog : Is the MG3 the new beginning?

Blog : Is the MG3 the new beginning?

Keith Adams After months – nay, years – of waiting and speculating about every aspect of its make-up, the MG3 has been revealed in European market form. Well, we say Euro-market form, but really that means the UK, as currently we’re the only EU market that you can buy a new, British-engineered MG in (yes, […]

News : European spec MG3 shown at Auto Shanghai

News : European spec MG3 shown at Auto Shanghai

MG unveiled the European version of the MG3 supermini. It’s said to be inspired by the MG Zero concept car, although it’s little more than a light refresh of the original MG3, which was unveiled at the 2010 Beijing auto show. Both the original and the latest Euro MG3 are the work of the design […]

News : UK-specification MG3 spotted in Birmingham

News : UK-specification MG3 spotted in Birmingham

Keith Adams The UK-specification MG3, which has yet to break cover, has been spotted wearing its camouflage by Austin Memories creator, John Baker. It appears to be heading back to the Longbridge factory following a bout of on-road testing. It takes a keen spotter to notice the new body-side moulding (below), tailgate spoiler, and larger […]

News : MG3 will be assembled in the UK

News : MG3 will be assembled in the UK

Keith Adams The UK-designed and engineered MG3 will be assembled at Longbridge in an arrangement that mirrors production of its bigger brother, the MG6. A source close to the factory has confirmed to AROnline that the supermini, which has been on sale in China and in left-hand drive markets around the world since 2011, will […]

By November 18, 2012 58 Comments Read More →
Blog : MG3 – seems to have what it takes

Blog : MG3 – seems to have what it takes

Keith Adams Progress at MG Motor UK seems painfully slow to the casual observer. Joe Public still isn’t aware that MG is selling new cars in the UK and, as a result, the ‘6, despite a sterling performance in BTCC, continues to sell in penny numbers. However, the new models are coming – the first is […]

By November 7, 2012 53 Comments Read More →
News : MG3 Crossover in the showrooms now

News : MG3 Crossover in the showrooms now

Ash Sutcliffe The MG3 hasn’t officially launched yet, but according to China Car Times, that has not stopped dealers from sending out pictures of the cars as they sit on showroom floors. The MG3 Crossover will come as a 1.5-litre vehicle with the same AMT gearbox as the regular version; a 1.3-litre will not be […]

MG Motor UK : MG 3 Customer Clinics begin at Prodrive Kenilworth

MG Motor UK : MG 3 Customer Clinics begin at Prodrive Kenilworth

Clive Goldthorp MG Motor UK Limited’s latest round of MG6 VIP Track Drives were not the only activity which the company was organising at Prodrive’s Test Track in Kenilworth this week. A select group of Dealer representatives and Motoring Journalists were invited to attend a Customer Clinic for the MG3 supermini. The MG3, which went […]

China Watch : MG3 prices revealed

China Watch : MG3 prices revealed

Keith Adams The MG3 finally goes on sale in China and has been priced competitively in order to make a big impact in a crowded marketplace. The 1.5-litre hatchback is offered in several trim levels and is priced between £6800 and £9600. More information to follow… [Source: PC Auto]

China Watch : Chinese MG3 launch draws closer

China Watch : Chinese MG3 launch draws closer

Adam Sloman The MG3’s launch is looming in China as the media get to grips with the follow up to the MG ZR. The build up to the Chinese launch of the MG3 continues with the car coming under the scrutiny of the local motoring press. Small MGs have always been popular, with the Metro […]

By February 24, 2011 122 Comments Read More →
MG3 : Making a low-key debut at Auto Guangzhou 2010

MG3 : Making a low-key debut at Auto Guangzhou 2010

Words: Clive Goldthorp Photographs: Ash Sutcliffe/China Car Times SAIC Motor, MG’s parent company, has given the brand’s second all-new model, the B-segment MG3, what was a reportedly low-key debut at Auto Guangzhou 2010. The MG3 has been styled by the MG Global Design Team led by Tony Williams-Kenny at MG Birmingham and, as anticipated, bears […]

MG ZERO Concept : UK debutant wows the crowds at the MPH Show

Words: Adam Sloman Photographs: Simon Davies/Pegasus Photographics Joining the UK-spec MG6 on the MG Motor UK stand at the MPH Show was the MG ZERO Concept, which, according to Guy Jones, the company’s Sales and Marketing Director, ‘shows the direction for the smaller range of cars to follow MG6.’ Small MGs from the MG 1300 of the […]

By November 15, 2010 8 Comments Read More →
MG ZERO Concept : British design stars at Auto China 2010

MG ZERO Concept : British design stars at Auto China 2010

Clive Goldthorp SAIC Motor has, as anticipated, officially unveiled the MG ZERO Concept car at Auto China 2010 in Beijing today. The Birmingham-based MG Global Design Team, led by British MG Design Director Tony Williams-Kenny, developed the MG ZERO Concept and the car now looks set to become one of the stars at what has rapidly become a […]

China Watch : New MG3 images hit the Internet

Ash Sutcliffe, China Car Times, 12th April, 2010 Pictures of a future MG3 were released onto the Internet earlier today, sparking rumours of possible engine combinations for the MG3 which will officially be on show at Auto China 2010 in Beijing later this month and will probably go into production during the summer. The Roewe 350 went into production last […]