These pictures show the MG 3 Xross, a new crossover version of MG’s hatchback that was unveiled at the Guangzhou auto show in China this week.
The front-wheel drive MG3 Xross on display at the show featured a 1.5-litre, 16-valve VTi engine that can come mated to a five-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Although the regular version of the MG3 – which Autocar sampled in pre-production form earlier this year – is available in China with a 1.3-litre powerplant, it seems it will not be offered in the Xross.
The engine produces 107bhp at 6000rpm and 99lb ft at 4500rpm. The manual car has a top speed of 113mph and returns a claimed 43mpg, while the auto version can hit 111mph and offers 42mpg.
The five-seat Xross is 4079mm long, 1739mm wide and 1528mm high, which makes it 80mm longer than a regular MG3, 11mm wider and 11mm higher. Both versions share a 2520mm wheelbase.
The new crossover version has roof rails, plus bolder front-end styling than the base car, with black plastic side mouldings running the length of the body, wheel rims and bumpers.