Some of the car brands that set in the last decade in India is doing really well, among them MG is fairly prominent. They have their multiple SUV lineup, in the Rs. 15-35 lakh range, Including a battery-electric SUV. But things might change in the future, as MG might just be looking to expand its portfolio in India, with the MG3. But what is MG3? Hold your horses, as we take you through the 7 most googled questions about the MG3.
Is MG3 coming to India? If yes, when?
As of now, there aren’t any official speculations of MG launching the MG3 vehicle in India. But if we had to guess the Chinese-owned British car maker might launch it in the second half of 2022.
Is MG an SUV?
The car is already on sale in the markets like China, the United Kingdom and others. Well, by the looks of it, the car doesn’t have any plastic cladding, nor an SUV ground clearance. Hence, we’d bet out money on it being a hatchback. Additionally, if MG decides to tweak it to look like a crossover than a hatchback, before launching in the Indian market, we’ll not be surprised.
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What is the price of MG3?
Considering the MG3 sold in the international market, the MG3 measures longer, taller and a little narrower that the Hyundai i20, which also is an immediate rival to this vehicle. So, we expect the MG to price it somewhere around RS. 7-12 Lakh (ex-showroom) range. This is when the company chops the vehicle a little as it measures 4055mm. And as per the Indian norms, a car measuring more than 4m faces some extra taxes.
Is MG3 a safe car?
This hatchback is already sold in the markets abroad, hence we could get a fair idea of what could be the safety features. To begin with, ABS+EBD, 6 airbags, and ESP are expected to make their way in all variants. But features like TPMS and hill start assist might be a part of the top-end trim only.
What powers MG3?
Under the hood of the MG MG3, rests a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. But this might be changed if and when it arrives in India. Nevertheless, this motor is capable of churning, 106ps of max power and 137Nm of peak torque. The mileage of the vehicle might range from 17-18kmph (claimed).
Does it have an automatic transmission?
Mated to the naturally aspirated engine is a 5-speed manual transmission and sadly there is no option for an automatic in the International market. However, MG might make it possible to offer a Torque Converter like its elder counterpart, the MG Astor.
What features does MG3 offer?
The current standard features we expect MG3 to also include are, a touch screen infotainment system, with a premium sound system. Along with that, wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, rear market sensors (360-degree camera would be class apart) and more, in the top-end trim of course.
Let us know what you think of the MG MG3, should it come to India? Also, what are the features are the new features you might want from your new vehicle?