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MG has announced the upcoming premiere of a new generation model with index 3 – a compact hatchback that will compete with Renault Clio and Toyota Yaris in Europe. The car will not only be modernized, but also equipped with a hybrid power plant: it will include a gasoline internal combustion engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The third-generation MG3 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on February 26.

The MG3 is a small car from the British-Chinese brand, which has been on the market since 2010, and the model in its current form has been sold in the UK since 2013. In the new, third generation, the supermini will challenge the Renault Clio and Toyota Yaris thanks to its gas-electric installation. There are few details about it yet: it is expected to consist of a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, an electric motor and a small 2.1-kilowatt battery.

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The design of the new MG3 is inspired by the sporty MG Cyberster with a pointed front end and elongated headlight units. On the nose of the hatchback there is a large chrome MG logo and a camera underneath it. Below is a radiator grille with a complex pattern and a new front bumper with a carbon fiber splitter and large ventilation holes on the sides. There are no photos of the interior yet, but there should be a multimedia system with a 10.25-inch touch screen like the “older” MG4 and MG5.

The premiere of the new MG3 will be one of the most important at the Geneva Motor Show (if not the only one). The fact is that the exhibition organizers were able to attract only a few automakers. In addition to MG, the list includes Dacia and Renault, Japanese Isuzu, American Lucid, Chinese BYD and Swiss Micro Mobility Systems, which produces Microlino electric microcars. So you shouldn’t expect world-class debuts, except maybe local new products for the European market.

Returning to the MG3, it’s one of the most affordable models in the UK today, with prices starting at £14,320. In Russia, the MG brand appeared only at the end of last year and is represented by larger cars: the MG 7 liftback and the MG 4 Mulan electric hatchback. The first costs from 3.7 million rubles, the second – from 4.2 million.

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