MG will bring its first hybrid MG3 to market this year with new styling and likely better technologies
We’ve recently seen a teaser of the MG3 in a MG promotional video and, by the looks of things, the small hatchback is set to appear very different to the current second-generation car.
A new alloy wheel design, a completely different rear tail light signature and new LED headlights are set to feature.
The current MG3 is a very popular, affordable car here in Australia, with the MG brand shifting 15,430 units during 2023.
With the vehicle set to debut on February 26, MG has confirmed that the model will promptly launch in Australia during the second quarter of 2024.
Local Australian pricing is yet to be confirmed for the third-generation MG3, however the current model starts from just $18,490 before on-road costs for the base Core automatic.
Expect the new MG3 to still be very competitive, and could remain under the $20,000 price bracket when it goes on sale.
MG has announced that its new hatch will gain a self-charging hybrid setup consisting of a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor and a small lithium-ion battery.
This powertrain is likely to be a very similar engine to what is found in the current, second-generation MG3, but with that additional punch to provide a reported 130kW of power.
Although it’s still yet to be confirmed, the standard specification of the new MG3 could very likely involve the following:
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