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.

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

News : MG3 prices revealed – starting at £8399

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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


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


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?

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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

MG3 in 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

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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 […]