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 […]