New MG3 Coming To South Africa

The upcoming Johannesburg International Motor Show will see quite a number of new vehicle introductions including four models from the Chinese-owned British brand MG – the flagship MG3 3 Style, the mid-range MG3 3 Form, MG3 3 Form Sport and the entry level MG3 3 Time.

MG3 – Engine specs and Features

All models will be powered by a 1.5-litre DOHC VTi-TECH petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox delivering 78kW of power at 6000 rpm and 137Nm of torque at 4750 rpm. Acceleration from 0 – 100km/h is expected to be around 10 seconds, reaching a top speed of 175 km/h.

South African MG COO Craig Lanham says the new five-door hatch from MG offers buyers something really new as it is “a stylish, highly practical car that is huge fun to drive and fun to own” and appeals to the younger generation.

The new MG supermini comes fitted with a number of unique design features including its front signature front LED daytime running lights, a wrap-around front windscreen, spacious interior and standard latest safety technology features.

Specifications and options for the South African market will be announced at the Johannesburg International Motor Show in October happening from 18-27 October 2013, with pricing expected to be announced closer to launch.