2023 MG 3
- Expected Launch in Pakistan = 2023 or 2024
- Expected Price in Pakistan = 25,000,00/- PKR
- Generation = 2nd (2nd facelift)
MG Motors Pakistan has already gained a place in people’s hearts in Pakistan after its exciting range of new cars. Now it’s time for MG3 to launch in Pakistan. In Pakistan, the owner of MG Motors, Javed Afridi, has tweeted some of the MG cars expected to be found here, and MG3 is one of them. Initially, vehicles were imported here, but MG Motors has now taken the initiative to construct its first Assembly plant in Pakistan with the help of Pakistani and Chinese experts, and vehicles will be manufactured locally here in the future. MG3 can be its first locally manufactured car, which will be launched in the first half of 2022. Javed Afridi posted a poll related to the price of MG3 in Pakistan on his tweeter account, and then he gave some hints about its expected price which is surprising. Its price is expected to be less than 20 lacs Pakistani rupees, and if the official price is actually within this range, it will be a good addition for hatchback lovers. It will be a great competition to all the hatchbacks ruling here on our roads. The MG3 coming to Pakistan will be the 2nd generation of MG3, and it will have a 1500cc engine that will offer both manual and automatic transmission. The demand for MG3 has increased day by day in the international market, and it is available in two engine choices worldwide. Still, initially, it will be available in only one engine choice and standard features in Pakistan. People are waiting anxiously for the launch of MG3 in Pakistan.
Trims & Variants Internationally:
MG3 is available in two variants in the United Kingdom: Excite and Exclusive trims. The Exclusive variant offers satellite navigation, cruise control, a 6-speaker audio system, sports seats, and a rear parking camera. The Excite trim offers an 8-inches touch screen, rear parking sensors, fabric upholstery, a 4-speakers audio system, and an Apple Carplay interface. It is not confirmed yet which of the variants will be available in Pakistan, and if locally manufactured, then which of the exclusive features will be given to the customers.
Engine, Power & Transmission:
The MG3 available in Pakistan will have a 1.5 Vti-tech, a naturally aspirated engine that produces 110 horsepower at 6000 RPM and torque of 136 nm at 4500 RPM. In addition, it offers a five-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Performance & Drive:
MG3 is fun to drive, and its 1.5 liters engine is a good choice for everyday use. The suspension has been well-tuned and provides a smooth quality ride by absorbing all the bumps and breakers of the road. The steering wheel is responsive and gives confident handling of the car with minimum body roll and decent road grip. The five-speed manual transmission comes with precise gear changes and provides comfortable driving. Sometimes the gear change is a little limp, and the clutch has dead friction when driving at high speeds, but it will work better if you get the balance between speed and gear changes. The low-capacity petrol engine is a blend of power and economy, but sometimes you have to push hard for maximum strength. The acceleration of MG3 is not bad either, taking only 10.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour which is excellent for a hatchback. This car is best for everyday use and not the very best choice for highways compared to sedans and SUVs as it delivers less power and more engine noise. The performance level for all the trims is similar in MG3, giving decent ride handling and well-tuned suspension. The road grip is good and makes this car an alternative to all expensive vehicles of the same class. The car’s mileage depends on the road condition and the car’s condition. It gives 13 kilometers to 16 kilometers per liter of mileage. You will get a cruise control feature and other latest features like rear parking sensors, a hill-hold Assist system, and an EBA braking system. These features make it one of the best hatchbacks to compete with the ever-favorite Suzuki Cultus.
Exterior Design & Features:
The style of MG3 is decent and makes you easily fall in love at first sight. The front end has a black meshwork grille with a dominating MG logo encrypted. Projector daytime running lights are given along the LED headlamps. The rear end has a distinctive hatchback look with an automatic tailgate dominating the back look, and an MG logo is encrypted beautifully. Two LED rear lamps are sleek, and 16-inches bi-color alloy wheels look stylish and modern at the same time.
Interior Design & Features:
The inside of MG3 is elegant with an attractive design. All variants of MG3 have electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, and audio streaming, and the base trims come with cloth upholstery. The higher-end trims have leather upholstery that gives them a more attractive design. It has a sports steering wheel that looks beautiful, adding attraction to the cabin, and the dashboard’s design is decent. The quality of materials used inside the cabin is not bad, using soft retract grab handles and cloth trim pieces. There is an 8-inches touch screen mounted on the dashboard that gives you infotainment and is compatible with Apple Carplay. The MG3 is a small car but has good legroom at the rear to accommodate five adults. The vehicle’s small size makes it very easy to park in tight spaces. The boot space of the car is generous and offers 285 liters of space which is enough to carry your luggage bags for a weekend trip. The rear seat is folded to increase the boot space, and the car can tow up to 200 kilograms. Some of the features it offers are satellite navigation, an air conditioning system, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, electric mirrors, and an audio system.
Safety & Features:
MG3 has been rated 3 stars by Euro NCAP which is not very good but still better than all its competitors present in the Pakistani Market. It gives standard safety features to provide protection and safety to its passengers. It comes with 6 airbags for the protection of drivers and passengers. Some of the safety features MG3 offers are as follows:
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Rearview camera
- Traction control
- Parking sensors
- Remote locking
- Child locks
- Cruise control