Harry Leahey

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MG is set to unveil its next-generation MG3 supermini at the upcoming 2024 Geneva Motor Show on February 26. 

Known for being one of the UK's most affordable new cars, the outgoing MG3 model will now pass the baton to its successor, which promises several enhancements. 

The new MG3 is designed to retain petrol power while embracing mild-hybrid technology, a step towards better fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. An all-electric version is not expected at its launch.

In terms of design, MG has sparked interest with a teaser video and leaked patent images revealing details of the new MG3. The design is expected to incorporate elements from the MG Cyberster concept, featuring swept-back headlights and a prominent chrome badge. 

Inside, the new MG3 is anticipated to offer increased cabin space and a revamped interior, equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. 

The starting price of the new MG3 remains undisclosed for now, though is expected to rise above that of the current model of £14,320 especially given the inclusion of hybrid technology. 


When the new MG 3 arrives, it will join its larger brother, the MG 4 in the company's growing lineup of electric vehicles, which now comes in a range-topping X-Power version.

It is priced from £36,495, features a dual-motor setup offering 429bhp and 600Nm of torque, enabling a 0 to 62mph acceleration in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 124mph. Despite its performance focus, the XPower maintains a relatively understated design, highlighted by orange 'XPower' brake calipers and unique 18-inch alloys. The car features 25 percent stiffer suspension, enhanced anti-roll bars, and more responsive steering for improved handling.

Its WLTP range is 239 miles, slightly less than the standard model due to the increased performance, but it supports 150kW rapid charging for a 10-80 percent charge in 35 minutes. Inside, the XPower variant offers Alcantara sports seats and metal pedals alongside the familiar 10.25-inch touchscreen interface.

The base MG4 meanwhile in Standard Range trim is said to provide a WLTP cycle range of 218 miles with battery capacities between 51 to 64 kWh, while the Long Range SE and Trophy Models will offer approximately 281 and 270 miles, respectively. Fast charging capabilities mean the 64kWh battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 35 minutes using a 150kW DC charger.

It starts from £25,995, rising to £28,495, and £31,495 for the Long Range SE model. 


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Harry Leahey 01/02/24