MG 3 in attendance at Thailand Motor Expo 2014 – IAB Report
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Packed with safety features.
The MG 3 hatchback has been showcased at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2014. The hatch is locally made for domestic consumption as well as for exports by SAIC-CP Motor Company Limited.
The hatchback possesses a sporty attitude with a gloss black front grille which merges into the peeled back headlamps, a prominent silver insert on the bumper, and LED daytime running lights.
In profile, the hatchback looks like a miniature Hyundai ix25 while the rear fascia is characterized by vertical taillights that flank the windscreen, a roof-mounted spoiler, and a massive black diffuser with a centrally-mounted trapezoidal exhaust tip.
Inside, the simple interior contradicts the car’s exterior. The dashboard is finished in black with silver inserts on the AC vents, centre console and steering wheel. The top-end variant is equipped with height-adjustable driver seat, audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, 6 airbags, ABS, ESC, EBD, CBC (Corner Brake Control), brake assist, automatic climate control, cruise control and automatic wiper.
The Thai model is powered by a 1.5-litre Vti-TECH petrol engine which is capable of 104.5 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 137 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. The transmission is a 5-speed manual unit.
MG currently does not sell cars in the Indian market.