The promising new MG3 takes a step closer to introduction as this selection of pre-production cars is snapped in China undergoing dealer demonstrations. The attached images show that the 1.5-litre hatchback sports the pleasingly contemporary look which has just been so successfully previewed with the ZERO Concept car.
MG Motor UK have yet to indicate when the MG3 will be introduced here but the car will be unveiled in China at December’s Guangzhou Auto Show, where it is expected to make a big splash – heading up the hugely successful MG range in China. However, it’s clear that the UK market is crying out for this car – the postive reaction to the ZERO Concept from potential customers at the MPH Show should provide MG Motor UK with sufficient evidence of that…
Sadly, the BMW Group owns the rights to the Metro nameplate, so it will never be called the MG Metro in the UK, but using one of the marque’s well-loved names from the past would be preferable to the cold and rather dull ‘MG3’ tag.
[Source: China Car Times]
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