MG has announced prices and standard specification for the MG 3 supermini range
1 August 2013

The MG 3 will be priced between £8399 and £9999 when it goes on sale in September. 

The four-strong model range features LED daytime running lights and hill-hold as standard, alongside six airbags, ESP, corner brake control and traction control. All models, bar the entry-level car, feature DAB as standard.

MG is making a range of personalisation options available, which from launch will include 'graphics packs', contrasting door mirrors and interior 'finisher' colour packs, which include colour-coordinated keys.

The entry point to the range is the £8399 3Time. The £9299 3Form adds air-con and Bluetooth, while the £9549 3Form Sport adds a bodykit and 16in alloy wheels. The range-topping 3Style, priced at £9999, also features cruise control, parking sensors and automatic headlights and wipers.

The supermini is offered with a 105bhp petrol engine, mated to a five-speed gearbox. MG says it predicts a 4E insurance rating, which it claims is half that of its rivals.

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1 August 2013

This is the sort of agressive pricing they need to make an inroad into the market. 

Will they make a version with something to justify the MG badge at some point? Or will the people who buy this not care and just see it as cheap transport?

1 August 2013

They are going to pay people to take one off their hands.

1 August 2013

That actually appears to be fairly good value for money. Interesting. Oh how I wish them well!

1 August 2013

Can this attract the same market as the Saxo did back in the 90's?

 

Price seems good, if it drives half decent it could sell well.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

1 August 2013

I wonder if this new model will tempt more to take on the MG franchise. The only one near me stopped selling MGs ages ago, I don't know where there is one now.

1 August 2013

A 5-door 105bhp supermini - list prices starting from £8,399 - could be a good starting point for MG depending on what the car offers in terms of safety rating and equipment.

1 August 2013

"MG to cost from £8,399" ... So no competition at that end of the market then ... The MG will definitely have to have a Unique Selling Point otherwise it will merely sink without a trace ... We look forward to the "First Drive" and full "Car Review" of a UK-spec vehicle ...

1 August 2013

Starting at £8399 is probably about £2k too much, its not an MG in anyway shape or form, its a budget hatchback and needs be priced in the same bracket as a Dacia to even get a look in, and at least Dacia are built from proven mechanicals..

I would love MG to do well, but with their current vehicle line they dont stand a chance.

 

1 August 2013

I think MG dealers will need to become expert as valuing Rover 25’s as middle England returns to their showrooms.   At these prices the car should sell and it will not be too long before you cannot enter a National trust car park without seeing at least one of these. 

Forget the graphic packs,  just throw in a collapsible picnic table and chairs!  I do not think it will be Mini or the Fiat 500 that loses out, Skoda may now lose some Fabia customers?

1 August 2013

I think this is priced perfectly. If they get good finance deals, maybe even free insurance deals, it could sell extremely well

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