Over the last few months he has been seen in spy photos and we already knew that his arrival was imminent. But there was still doubt whether it would be sold in Europe. And now MG has made it official at the presentation of the MG Cyberster for French media, thus confirming that it will be sold here. They have shown it to the press still in camouflage, although showing key parts of its design. And we can advance certain information that has been arriving over the last few months. Not only will it be your cheapest hybrid car, but it also aims to be the cheapest hybrid on the market compared to options like the Toyota Yaris Hybrid and the Renault Clio E-Tech.
The MG 3 will not be electric, which would make it too expensive. But MG is determined to bet on the complete electrification of its range, so this engine will arrive with hybrid mechanics. The question that remains open is whether it will arrive with a 48 V mild hybrid engine, or if it will do so with a plug-in hybrid engine, or whether it will be available in both configurations to be a rival at the same time – but in different versions. – both the Dacia Sandero and options such as the Toyota Yaris Hybrid and the Renault Clio E-Tech. According to L’argus, it will be available in the spring of 2024, so there is still time for its official launch.
The MG 3 will be hybrid and very cheap, but it will also have very outstanding standard equipment following the formula of the successful MG ZS
It is expected to have the same hybrid engine as the MG VS HEV, which is sold in certain Asian markets, and is based on a 109 HP 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with four cylinders. This engine, which could effectively be the hybrid used by the MG 3, also has a 95 HP electric motor as support and is accompanied by an eCVT transmission similar to that of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. It is a mechanical assembly with which it develops 130 HP of combined power, more than the 116 HP of the Toyota model.
At a design level, it has little to do with the simple Dacia Sandero and opts for large front optics and a stylized silhouette. As far as the spy photos have shown because MG strives to keep it very camouflaged both outside and inside, it seems that the commitment to cheap prices is not going to prevent, like the MG ZS, this new MG 3 2024 from being a car with very complete standard equipment, much more than that offered by a Dacia Sandero.
In fact, in those spy photos that I’m talking about it has been seen that it has a digital instrument panel and also a large central screen for the multimedia system, but despite this, it maintains a series of physical buttons for control. of specific functions. Also thanks to these spy photos of the new MG 3 we have been able to know that, we will see what finishes, but it will be available with synthetic leather seats in a mixed upholstery that also uses fabric for the central area.
There are still many doubts regarding its price, but its maximum rival will be the Toyota Yaris Hybrid which costs 22,400 euros, while a Renault Clio E-Tech starts at 21,820 euros. The thing is that, yes or yes, the MG 3 will cost less than an MG ZS, and we must not overlook that this SUV starts at 17,190 euros if we do not take into account the discount corresponding to the financing. So, if we consider this, of course, the MG 3 2024 not only aims to be the brand’s cheapest hybrid, but it also has every chance to become, and with a big difference, also the cheapest hybrid car In the market.