MG Set to Unveil Next-Gen MG3 at Geneva International Motor Show in February

In a highly anticipated move, MG enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the third-generation MG3 at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show on February 26, 2024. The glimpses already shared have ignited conversations among brand loyalists, creating a buzz of excitement leading up to the official reveal next month.

The design of the MG3 takes cues from MG’s more upscale models, notably the MG Cyberster sports car, evident in the sleek, swept-back headlights and streamlined bodywork. The front end of the MG3 exudes aggression with a sharp nose and intricate bonnet. A departure from tradition, the absence of a traditional grille is compensated by a bumper featuring a large intake, flanked by aerodynamic elements that enhance its sporty appeal. The rear showcases horizontal taillights and a dynamic bumper design, completing the contemporary aesthetic.

Inside, the MG3 is expected to undergo a modern revamp, potentially featuring a sizable 10.25-inch infotainment system reminiscent of the MG4.

Under the hood, the 2024 MG3 is poised to feature a hybrid powertrain, marrying a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 2.1kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor, resulting in a robust total output of 174hp. This hybrid setup not only offers an eco-friendly alternative but also aligns with MG’s commitment to providing affordable vehicles.

For the entry-level models, a relatively milder 89kW 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is expected to power the MG3, catering to a diverse range of consumers with varying performance preferences.

In an interesting move, the new MG3 is rumoured to introduce autonomous emergency braking, although it’s projected not to achieve a five-star ANCAP rating under the 2023-2025 protocol. This strategic decision aligns with MG’s overarching goal of offering some of the most competitively priced cars in their respective segments.

As MG enthusiasts count down the days to the Geneva International Motor Show, the forthcoming reveal of the third-generation MG3 promises a blend of sleek design, cutting-edge technology, and a hybrid powertrain, reinforcing MG’s position as a key player in the automotive industry.

On another note, the company is reportedly making a significant and speedy return to our market, according to rising speculations and spy photos showing certain EV vehicles testing in Malaysia!

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