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2019 MG3 Auto

2019 MG3 Auto

Exciting new cars are making their way over to Australia from China/UK, and a drive in the new 2019 MG 3 Auto promises a fresh take on what modern motoring is all about.  In 2005, MG was bought by Nanjing Automobile Group which later merged with SAIC, China’s largest car manufacturing Syndicate.  The MG3 and MG6 models are designed in Longbridge, UK; they are produced in China, and then assembled back in the UK.

The brand new MG3 Auto hatchback has arrived.  Experience the style, the performance and personality of this cheeky compact hatchback.  Relatively spacious in the interior, you have good levels of head and leg room even in the rear seats.  Front seat passengers find the seating to be supportive, adjustable and roomy.  With 307 litres of boot space, the space behind the rear seats is good for swallowing luggage, remembering that the rear seats are split folding too.  There can be a much as 1081 litres of luggage carrying ability with the rear seats folded down.

With FWD traction, the new MG3 Auto pulls confidently over any road surface, riding with good control.  Under the hood sits a new 82 kW 1.5-litre petrol engine that’s linked to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.  Producing 150 Nm of healthy torque, particularly in the mid-to-high rev range the MG3 Auto offers plenty of shove when the engine revs are allowed to spin freely in the higher bands.  Ok, it’s fair enough to say it’s not super fast, but then there is no turbo to go wrong and no direct injection which equals no carbon build up on the internal valve system.  Fuel economy is very good around town with stop start technology aiding this strong point, and when you hit the open road the MG3 Auto provides very efficient cruising ability – sipping fuel at less than 6 litres/100 km.  A seven year unlimited km warranty backs things up nicely on the mechanical side of things.

Five exterior colours are offered that are clean, vivid and modern.  You’ll be standing out from the crowd in this one.  You can also add some personal touches with choices of various roof graphics as well as some cool wing mirror designs.  The new MG3 Auto gets some nicely designed LED “London Eye” daytime running lights that come as standard on your MG3 hatch.  Poised on 16-inch, two-tone machined alloy wheels connects you with the road on the MG3 Auto Excite models – the Core gets 15-inch ones instead which look cool in their own right.  Excite models also boast front, side and rear apron spoilers which looks really good from every angle.  Flamboyance has always run in MG’s DNA, so from the signature London-Eye headlights to the dramatic front grille, the clean lines to the sporty profile, this is a five-door hatchback with real road presence.  For the price, this is a package that’s very hard to beat, and in the UK people love it – with an MG3 fan base growing by the day.

2019 MG3 Auto

2019 MG3 Auto

Easy on the eye and easy-to-use, MG styles its new compact hatch with a European styled interior.  There is a quality feel about the interior that boasts elegant new tartan-patterned seats, a luxurious stitched leather steering wheel and smart 360-degree chrome accented air vents.  Plenty of modern technology is on-board so it’s easy to connect with music, smartphones and the like.  A new 8-inch colour touch screen has all the main commands at your fingertips.  Apple CarPlay effortlessly integrates to your iPhone while the Yamaha 3D Sound Field brings a new dimension to in-car sounds, particularly in a car of this price bracket.  Electric mirrors and windows are part of the package, and the sort of items that you’d expect in higher price ranges are here inside the little MG3 Auto Hatch.

Both the Core and Excite models get loads of kit which include: the 8-inch multi-function colour touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, speed related volume controls, front door stowage bins with bottle holders, LED ‘London Eye’ daytime running lights, follow me home delayed headlights, six airbags, ABS with electronic brake force distribution, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Active Cornering Brake Control (CBC), side impact absorbent door padding (front doors), three rear 3-point seatbelts, hill launch assist, automatic locking doors and boot, a distance to next service indicator and 60/40 split folding rear seats.

The 2019 MG3 Auto Excite features some additional goodies: a full vehicle Yamaha 3D sound field, 16-inch two-tone machined alloy wheels, a chrome lower bumper accent, body colour door mirrors, nice synthetic leather and tartan fabric trim, contrast stitching for interior trim, six speakers for audio, a rear spoiler and side sills.  If you can manage the small added outlay, then the Excite model won’t disappoint.

Safety features in the new MG3 Auto Hatch offers lots of pro-active safety features.  Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Active Cornering Brake Control (CBC) come as standard.  The reverse camera also has guidelines as you turn.  And, for your peace of mind, the new MG3 Auto comes with a seven-year unlimited kilometre warranty.

Truly, this is a perfect eye-catching city car that’s compact, fun and very affordable to own.  MG brings the legendary brand to life with the introduction of the MG3 Auto.  The MG3 Auto is lots of fun, great looking and very affordable.

The 2019 MG3 Auto models include the:

  • MG3 Auto Core
  • MG3 Auto Excite

For any more information on the new MG3 Auto Hatch or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of MG dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!