The new car will take the place of the current MG3 SW, which is closely related to the Rover 25-based Streetwise, originally launched back in 2003.
The MG3 SW has been quite a success for MG in China, proving popular with young buyers, becoming a successful competitor in the Chinese Rally Championship, spawning an Owners’ Club and even enjoying a starring role in a Chinese soap-opera!
The new model takes several styling cues from the original MG Rover-developed car with an increased ride height, roof bars and plastic body addenda.
China Car Times has not, as yet, given an indication of when the new MG3 SW will go on sale in China and whether or not the 3 or its Streetwise-styled brother will see UK production still remains to be seen. However, in the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
[Source: China Car Times]