The MG 3 supermini will be given a new front-end design in time for its arrival in the UK. This UK registered test car was spied testing in southern Europe, and is our first look at the entry-level MG ahead of its expected UK arrival in 2013.
The five-door MG 3 went on sale in China last year, and is undergoing a series of revisions to make it more suited to European tastes. These include chassis tweaks and interior quality and spec improvements, as well as some added finesse to the styling.
At just under four metres long, 1728mm wide and 1517mm tall, the MG 3 is as long as a five-door Ford Fiesta but slightly narrower and taller. It has been designed at the Longbridge design studio of MG Motor’s parent company, SAIC.
Engine options are less clear at present, but are expected to include 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre petrols at launch, with a new range of smaller turbocharged engines currently in development alongside General Motors due to follow around a year after launch.
SAIC is also understood to be in talks with potential partners over supplying a diesel.