This is the second time that I’ve had the pleasure of this, the MG3 but the first time with the 3STYLE edition with it’s additional cruise control, automatic headlights, styling tweaks, technology and 16″ diamond alloy wheels as standard. And then there’s the following to consider regarding the MG3
- Range starts at £8,399
- Stop-start EU6 engine
- Low insurance group of only 4E
- Over one million personalisation options available.
- Flexible warranty and servicing packages available
- 51.5 mpg combined
- CO2 124g/km
The 3STYLE VTi-TECH 106PS edition represents what was the top of the range MG3 before the new 3STYLE+ specification arrived recently with it’s additional leather seats as standard on top of the already excellent specification of the original.
With it’s Red Rose solid paint, aggressive, deep front sport design grille, rear sport design valance, chrome square tailpipe and the MG logo in the headlights, this MG3 rewards the owner with many such special details upon every glance. The strong crease running along the side of the MG highlighting the car’s high waistline and parallel body coloured side sills with black inserts which combined with the LED daytime running lights and front grill gives you a mid sized city car that exudes class and style.
Five doors help to highlight perhaps the biggest (sic) surprise with the MG3 in that once you open the front or rear doors you notice the incredible amount of interior space present in the MG, a space with enough room to seat five adults in comfort.
Up front the driver is presented with MG’s Tunnel design instruments and leather MG design, steering wheel with striking red stitching whilst easily adjustable seats help to get the seating just right and once comfortable you start to notice the high specification, the steering wheel housing the controls for the cruise control and infotainment system. A system that includes a Stereo CD+AM/FM tuner with MP3 compatibility, iPod integration, DAB, Bluetooth phone and audio integration as well as a USB port and Aux-in. Let’s not forget the easy to use electronic air conditioning, automatic headlights and washers and reverse parking sensors either.
But this means nothing if the MG3 can’t live up to that octagonal badge displayed on the front grille. Fortunately, this is a car that is able to support you in your day to day life, take you to the shops, the park, the school run, in fact everywhere you need to be with the minimum of fuss and trouble.
With 105bhp @ 6000rpm and 101ft/lb torque @ 4750rpm, the 3 can hold it’s own when the road opens out and the traffic begins to thin. The steering is light and communicative whilst delivering more than enough feedback to let you know what the front tyres are doing with the chassis and suspension allowing you to throw the MG around with ease.
Overall the MG3 3STYLE is a great value, spacious and well specified car and my appreciation of this littlest MG could not be higher. I love it and so will you.
And now checkout the following short film provided by Auto Trader regarding the MG3, kindly provided to MotorMartin by MG Motor UK.
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