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.
The MG3, which is assembled in China alongside the MG6 range, is only offered as a five-door hatchback. That all results in a cabin that is one of the most spacious in the class, especially when measuring rear seat room and boot space.
MG Motor UK is promoting the car’s ease of driving, pushing its suitability as an urban runabout with its compact dimensions and easy parking ability.
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Let’s get this out of the way first, so you know exactly where I stand – I like the MG3. There, I said it. It’s a statement that needs to be made after the recent pasting I gave the revised MG6 because of the large question marks over its viability, quality and long term residuals. I concluded that it’s a difficult purchase to really recommend… So the more positive message about the MG3 should bode well for its chances.
The latest MG advert, launching the new MG6, will be popping up on TV screens across the country throughout May as part of MG Motor UK’s latest marketing campaign. The new commercial features the latest version of the MG6 and incorporates the popular MG3. The advert will appear on channels from tomorrow and will run until the end of May. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 a sure-fire […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]