The list of improvements over the old model includes refreshed exterior styling, new specifications across the model range and an improved diesel engine. MG claims that handling has been improved over the old model's thanks to a new electronic differential and stability control system.
The exterior of the new model has been redesigned, with a more aggressive front-end design and LED daytime running lights, while the rear of the car has been tweaked with a new bumper and tailpipe shape. The interior has also been refreshed, with new seat materials and silver trim.
A cleaner diesel engine reduces emissions and improves fuel economy, with a claimed 61.4mpg. It's quicker, too; 0-60 takes 8.4sec, compared with the outgoing model's 8.9sec, thanks in part to a weight saving of 75kg.
Standard kit on the £13,995 entry-level S trim now includes heated front seats, 16in alloy wheels and an electronic parking brake.
Mid-range TS spec costs £16,195. It comes with an all-new MG touch 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, as well as auto dimming mirrors, cruise control, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and part-synthetic leather seats.
The range-topping trim TL boasts electrically powered leather seats, a rear camera, bi-xenon headlights with cornering function, dual-zone climate control and a chrome grille, and starts at £17,995.By Jimi Beckwith
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