MG’s return to the UK was welcomed by many with open arms. The legendary British brand coming home filled petrol heads with nostalgic excitement of old. Their first car to be launched in this country was the MG6, which with the inclusion of a diesel engine turned out to be a good package and excellent value for money. However the 6 was a big family saloon and many are waiting in the wings for MG to relinquish their sportier side. The new MG roadster may be a few years away yet, but the MG3 hatchback could wield some of that old MG sporting character.
The funky little hatchback certainly looks the part with its angular stance and big grills. Today the pricing has been revealed and yet again MG appears to have considerably undercut the competition! All powered by a 1.5 litre four-cylinder producing 105BHP, the new car comes in four trim levels. At £8,399 3 Times is the entry specification but includes USB ports and an MP3 compatible stereo. Next up is 3 Form that starts at £9,299 and comes with a host of gadgets including Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, remote central locking and a much desired DAB radio. The 3 Form Sport costs £9,549 and chucks in 16” alloy wheels. The top specification car costs under £10,000 at £9,999 and possesses all of those toys as well as reverse parking sensors, cruise control, automatic headlights and automatic wipers.
We are eager to get behind the wheel and try the MG3 out for ourselves!