Spy Shots: facelifted MG3 is Naked in China

Published on June 20, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: facelifted MG3 is Naked in China

The very first spy shots of the facelifted MG3, seen all-naked in orange on the factory parking lot. The facelift includes a new grille, new head lights, new rear lights, and a new front bumper with very hip LED-thingies. It all looks fresh, but the front overhang seems just gigantic. Compare:


The current MG3 with a better balanced front. Price ranges from 69.700 yuan to 103.700 yuan. Engines: 1.3 and 1.5, mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The engines and transmissions will continue and price will be about the same.


Rear lights slightly redesigned, otherwise no changes at the back. The facelifted MG3 will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q4, debut is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September.



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  1. Mark- June 20, 2013 Reply

    They should have concentrated on giving the MG 5 a facelift. It certainly needs one and a radical one at that.

  2. Rovers- June 21, 2013 Reply

    The 5 is undergoing a facelift.

    Is this a facelift destined for China, it’s actually the new European model destined for the UK around September.

    By the way, the headlamps aren’t new, they are unchanged.

  3. Rovers- June 21, 2013 Reply

    Looking closer the facelifted car is right hand drive so it’s a British car, possibly nothing to do with being released in China.

  4. Mark- June 21, 2013 Reply

    The British spec MG 3 is meant to be launched in China as well.

  5. Rovers- June 22, 2013 Reply

    What’s the point of that?

    I thought we were meant to be getting something better for the premium in price we are paying?

    Bad move by SAIC if they sell the exact same UK spec car in China but at £3k less.

  6. Craig England- June 23, 2013 Reply

    The rear also has a high spoiler and lower rear diffuser.

    I think that orange one looks fantastic!

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