MOTORS - New MG3 Hybrid+ superminis unveiled for the British market - The Rugby Observer

MOTORS - New MG3 Hybrid+ superminis unveiled for the British market

Rugby Editorial 23rd Mar, 2024   0

MG MOTOR UK has unveiled its new MG3 Hybrid+ supermini which has now arrived in Britain and is available to order.

Both the models – the SE and Trophy – underline MG’s commitment to offering drivers great value with state-of-the-art hybrid technology available for a comparable price or less than many petrol superminis presently on sale in the UK.

The MG Hybrid+ SE starts from just £18,495 on-the-road (OTR) with the even more generously equipped Trophy model available from £20,495 OTR. MG also offers a seven-year or 80,000-mile warranty (whichever comes sooner).

Like the award-winning MG4 EV hatchback, the MG3 Hybrid+ is set to impress with its generous equipment levels designed for safety, comfort and entertainment as standard.

Both MG3 Hybrid+ models come with dual screen technology, 16ins alloy wheels, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, MG Pilot and a reversing camera.

MG Pilot Safety includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Emergency Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control.




The Trophy MG3 Hybrid+ delivers even more comfort, style and convenience including a 360 degree camera, heated front seats and steering wheel, keyless entry, privacy glass, rain sensing wipers and LED projector headlights.

At the heart of the new MG3 is its highly efficient Hybrid+ powertrain which is poised to bring some enjoyable MG performance and verve to the supermini sector.


The combination of a larger than average battery (1.83kWh) and high-performance electric motor (100kW) enables the MG3 to go fully electric for city driving, which sets it apart from many other hybrid superminis. For longer journeys, there is the reassurance of a 1.5-litre petrol engine.

Advanced smart features of Hybrid+ include a drive and charge system that allows the petrol engine to drive the wheels whilst also charging the battery through the generator.

The MG3 Hybrid+ returns impressive economy figures of 64.2mpg (4.4l/100km) and 100g/km of CO2.

Drivers can tailor the MG3’s responsiveness to their needs with the choice of three driving modes – Eco, Standard and Sport.

Combined power is a class-leading 143kW giving the MG3 a sprightly 0 to 62mph time of 8.0 secs. Mid-range acceleration is just as impressive, covering 50 to 70mph in just 5.0secs.

The MG3 Hybrid+ chassis and suspension has also been specifically tuned for UK roads – similar to the agile MG4 – by the company’s Longbridge-based engineering team.

‘Strong demand for superminis’

David Allison, MG Motor UK’s head of product and planning, said: “There is still a very strong demand for the affordable, practical and fun-to-drive supermini and we believe the MG3 Hybrid+ will appeal to many customers.

“Like all MG models, it will challenge the established superminis with its competitive price, whilst also delivering outstanding value with no compromises when it comes to equipment.

“We’re confident that if you simply wish to drive this MG for something other than daily commuting, it will offer a fun and involving experience.”

 

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