MG has long maintained a reputation for crafting iconic, sporty small cars, and the new MG3 continues a tradition that goes back to the 1960s. It’s a modern city-friendly hatchback that’s fun to drive, packed with features and affordable to own.
Our Autocar road test team certainly found plenty to like, when we got our hands on the MG3 Exclusive trim back in August, praising its handsome exterior design, feature-packed cabin and handling with ‘a likeable sparkle’ – as well as its overall value for money.
But, we wanted to give you a chance to see if the new MG3 is the perfect car for your needs – which is why we asked Heart Breakfast presenter Nicola Hume to take a look inside.
To find out more about the MG3, head to mg.co.uk/mg3/
Be bright and bold
The new MG3 may be small and city-friendly, but it certainly makes a big impression with its full-face grille, bold MG badges and low-slung body coloured side skirts.
Want your MG3 to stand out from the crowd? No problem: there are six eye-catching colours to choose from, each complementing the car’s sporty design. You can also pick from one of the 12 roof graphics to add even more personality to your MG3’s look. And, with optional 16" alloy wheels and four door mirror caps to choose between on the Excite and Exclusive trims, there’s plenty to make the MG3 truly yours.
Packed with technology
There’s more than enough to keep you entertained inside, too. You get Bluetooth and USB inputs as standard on the entry-level Explore trim, so you can stay connected even when you’re out on the road.
Step up to the mid-range Excite and you also get reversing sensors and an 8" colour touchscreen with DAB radio and Apple CarPlayTM connectivity for compatible smartphones. The top-end Exclusive model then adds sports seats and cruise control.
There’s enough head room and leg room for four adults to sit in comfort on long journeys, and the boot is a practical square shape. The MG3 also has enough cubbyholes for passengers to store their belongings – big or small – in the spacious cabin.
Fun and feisty
The MG3 comes with a 1.5-litre petrol-powered engine with a five-speed manual gearbox, producing 106PS – which is an impressive amount, compared to some of its key class rivals. It holds it own both out on the open road and on the city streets, where the MG3 also benefits from stop-start technology.