Prices and specification for the MG3 have been announced. With prices starting from £8,399 and rising to £9,999, the competitively priced MG3 seriously undercuts its rivals and is hoping to strike a cord with young buyers.
Despite the MG3's bargain price, equipment has not been sacrificed. All models come with LED lights, electronic hill hold assist, six airbags and sport seats, while all but the entry level model featuring a DAB radio.
From launch four models will be availble, all fitted with a 105bhp 4-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine returning 47.8mpg and emitting 136g/km of CO2. The MG3 will be good for a 0-62mph time of 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 108mph. A 5-speed manual gearbox will also be fitted to all models.
The entry level MG3 in 3TIME trim will cost owners £8,399 and is fitted with CD player and iPod compatibility in addition to all of the standard equipment.
The MG3 in mid-range 3FORM trim is priced at £9,299 and features Bluetooth, air-con, leather steering wheel, audio streaming and steering wheel mounted controls. Customers can also spec the 3FORM SPORT priced at £9,549, which includes all of the equipment in the 3FORM but with the additional sports body kit and alloy wheels from the top of the range MG3 3STYLE.
Other features of the £9,999 range-topping 3STYLE include cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, reverse parking sensors, plus the sports body kit and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The MG3 also comes with a 3yr/60,000 mile warranty and will be available in dealerships later this month.