MG Motors UK Limited launched the MG 3 under the name MG Zero Concept car at the Beijing Auto Show. In the Philippines, the MG 3 was showcased during the company's Birmingham-based showroom and other models such as MG 350 and MG 5.
The vehicle was initially offered with only a 1.3L engine. The MG 3 was the latest iteration of city car from Morris Garage
MG 3 was offered in five different color options: Red Black, Sky Blue, Blue, Red, and Yellow. Initially, this British hatchback is offered with a sole engine option – the 1.3L mill. The company decided to add a 1.5L gasoline variant that generates 105 hp and 135 Nm of torque.
The front profile of MG 3 is stylish and very appealing. The front all the way to the rear part of the vehicle truly reflects the British legacy. The wheelbase of the MG 3 measures 2520 mm, which guarantees a spacious interior space. The British hatchback's front fascia features a sleek and stylish grille that very nicely complements the LED headlamps and daytime running lights.
The windshield got a rounded look because of the black-toned A-pillar. The same tone is continued over the B and C pillars. The side profile features well-crafted wheel arches housing the 14-inch steel wheels in the 1.3L variants and 15-inch alloy wheels in the 1.5L trims.
MG produces vehicles that are affordable and budget-friendly without compromising the interior quality of its cars. The MG 5 is a spacious five-seater stuffed with comforting and cozy seats with fabric wrapping in all variants except for the top trims that are covered with PVC material.
The cabin also features a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat. The driver's area of the top variants gets an analog binnacle with leather steering. Two cup holders are also available in the cabin, along with a sunglass storage box.
In terms of boot space, this hatchback comes with 256 liters, which can be increased by the 60/40 split rear seat.
Technology & safety features
The MG 3 received a three-star safety rating from the EURO NCAP tests. The vehicle is equipped with all the essential safety gear such as front passenger and driver seatbelt reminders, side and curtain airbags in top variants, and front airbags that come as standard.
The vehicle is also safe for kids because it also has rear ISOFIX child fitting. The car is also equipped with a fuel pump inertial remember to switch, vehicle immobilizer, high mount stop lamp, and rear PDC audible sounder.
Platform & Chassis
The MG 3 is a five-seater hatchback with a length of 4,018 mm, a width of 1,517 mm, a height of 1,517 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,520 mm. The vehicle's suspension system is made up of MacPherson struts in the front and Torsion beam suspension at the rear.
The braking system is made up of front disc brakes and drum brakes for the rear. In addition, the vehicle is also equipped with an Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist System with Curve Brake Control System.
Engine & Drivetrain
MG 3 was originally introduced in the Philippines with only a single engine option: the 1.3L NSE gasoline engine. This powerplant generates a maximum power of 89 horsepower along with a peak torque of 118 Newton-meters of torque.
The power from the powerplant is delivered to the front wheels via a five-speed semi-automatic transmission system. This allows the vehicle to go from zero to 100 kilometers per hour mark in 10.9 seconds.
Later on, the car brand decided to add another option: the 1.5 VCT NSE powerplant that pumps out 104 horsepower and 135 Newton-meters of torque.