MG’s continuous growth in Australia is partly due to the simplistic and honest offerings of the MG brand. MG’s industry-best seven-year warranty and a long list of standard equipment across the range make for a high-value offer. MG, at the beginning of 2019 was selling more units than Jeep, Peugeot, Skoda and Mini, evidence of the brands gaining popularity.
The MG 3 auto is one of the best selling MG cars, second to the MG ZS. The MG3 auto, even at entry-level spec, comes with a whole host of features including:
- 8-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Four-speaker Yamaha Digital Sound system
- Tartan-patterned cloth seat trim with contrast stitches
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Rear-view camera
- Rear parking sensors
If you choose the higher-spec model, you can expect a sportier body kit, with 16-inch alloy wheel and a six-speaker audio system with USB inputs.
This interior is very pleasant, especially when you take into account the lower price point. The MG 3 auto has very comfortable seats, and the back passengers will also have plenty of room, with good headspace and legroom.
The infotainment is one of the best features of this car, with a super-high resolution and easy to use interface; making the MG 3 outdo its competitors by a mile.
All the buttons and switches in the MG feel good and are made of high-end materials, giving a great tactile experience. The MG 3 is well put together and nothing is cheap or flimsy within the car.
The MG 3 also features a digital speedometer and a European ‘inspired’ steering wheel, which is very similar to the Volkswagen Golf GTi wheel. Additionally, the MG 3 has amazing sound insulation, which is uncommon for a car in this price range.
The MG 3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter petrol engine, making 82kW and 150Nm. It is transferred to the front wheels using a four-speed automatic transmission, and MG claims fuel use of around 6.7L/100km on the combined cycle.
If you spend a lot of time in inner-city areas or suburbia, the power and torque are more than adequate as the car is made for urban sprawl more so than long Highway trips, although the car can definitely handle a road trip or two.
The MG 3 does not use a CVT transmission system, which is notorious for producing a whine while driving. This makes the car a much more comfortable drive. The MG handles better than you would expect from a car of its category.
The MG 3 has six airbags, electronic stability control, reversing camera and parking sensors. The addition of the seven-year unlimited-kilometre warranty makes the MG 3 excellent value for money.
MG 3 is a great choice if you are looking for a reliable runabout car for the inner-city. By out-doing its competitors in its price range on features and quality, it is quickly becoming a popular brand in the Australian market.
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Sourced from: Car Advice Mg 3 Auto