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 on sale in China just before last month’s Auto Shanghai, has not, as yet, been officially confirmed for release in the UK. However, if the feedback from the Customer Clinics proves to be positive, AROnline anticipates that UK-spec versions of the car will reach MG Dealers’ showrooms here during either Q3/2011 or Q1/2012.
AROnline understands that MG Motor UK has invited the owners of B-segment cars such as the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and Volkswagen Polo to evaluate the MG3 and that the target price range for the new model might be in the region of £12,000 to £15,000 otr.
Interestingly, though, according to our colleagues at China Car Times, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited’s Executive Vice-President, Chen Zhixin, told the media assembled at Auto Shanghai that the MG3 would go into production in overseas markets very soon. SAIC Motor does, of course, have only one overseas production facility at the moment namely MG Birmingham…
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