Published on June 20th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
The MG3 debuts in Europe to rival Ford’s Fiesta or the Mazda2
Chinese owned auto maker MG unveiled the full range of styles for the MG3 at its Birmingham-based European Design Centre last month. The new car, MG3, carried forward many of the styling cues first illustrated on the MG ZERO concept car, again designed at SAIC Motors European Design Centre. The SAIC, MG’s parent company, is one of the largest automotive company in the world and China’s leading auto firm. The MG3 is a distinctive statement of modern British style designed to target young and style conscious buyers, wanting something that’s different from anything else in the market.
Currently, only one engine has been confirmed for the MG3 a four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 77kW and driving the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. There is a 100kW turbocharged version of the same engine, although MG says it currently has no plans to add it to the MG3 range – unless the market demands it. The range will kick off with 16-inch alloy wheels, and daytime-running lights are standard equipment, visible low in the front bumper. There are also blacked-out pillars and a sports-styled body-kit, highlighting the brand’s hopes of stealing buyers keen for a more sporting look. More to come soon.