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Spotted in China: MG3 in dual tone

Published on July 28, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The very first MG3 hatchback I’ve seen in the wild. It was parked near one of my favorite restaurants in Beijing not far from the CarNewsChina head office skyscrapers. The 3 loox much bigger in the flesh than on pictures, more Golf-size than Polo.

Quality-wise all seemed very fine. Dual-tone paint a nice touch. Interior classy and modern. The MG3 debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show in December 2010 and was listed in March. However, I haven’t seen any on the road yet. The car on pics was wearing some dealer-promotional plates so I guess its just being used for test drives.

Price starts at 69.700 yuan and ends at 103.700 yuan. Engines: 1.3 with 88hp and 117nm and a 1.5 with 109hp and 139nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed “e-Shift” automatic. MG has plans to bring the 3 to old England as well. It will be assembled in Longbridge alongside the MG6.

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