New MG3 supermini to launch in South Africa after 2013 JIMS reveal

MG announced earlier in the year that it had a surprise in the bag for young South Africans in the form of the new MG3 supermini. Today, at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, this surprise materialised.

MG3 brings cute and feisty back into driving

The MG3 supermini not only looks cute, but it's a nippy little run-around too. All four models are powered by a 1.5-litre DOHC VTi-TECH petrol engine that 78kW and 137Nm of torque which means the MG3 will sprint to 100km/h in about 10 seconds before reaching a top speed of 175km/h.  The MG3 makes use of a 5-speed manual gearbox to zip around town.

The four models to be launched include the flagship MG3 3STYLE, the mid-range MG3 3FORM and MG3 3FORM SPORT and the entry-level MG3 3TIME. The MG3 comes with a wide range of options and accessories to personalise your choice.

For now, check out the images of the new MG3 posing at the 2013 Johannesburg  International Motor Show. Launch details will be published once they are made available.

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