2018 MG 3 (facelift) spied in Thailand ahead of launch next year

18/12/2017 - 17:50 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

The new MG 3 debuted in China earlier this year. Spy shots published by Headlightmag have revealed that MG has taken the facelifted MG 3 to Thailand for local testing.

2018 MG 3 (facelift) front three quarters left side spy shot
The new MG 3 features a sportier exterior and a more contemporary interior.

The new MG 3 features a number exterior changes. At the front, the facelifted MG 3 looks sportier with reshaped halogen projector headlamps with LED DRLs, larger radiator grille, resculpted hood and a more aggressive bumper. On the sides, there are newly designed alloy wheels. At the rear, the tailgate has undergone a minor redesign and its door handle is now at the bottom. The tail lamps graphics and the bumper are also new.

Inside, the MG 3 gets a major overhaul with the mid-cycle refresh. The steering wheel, dashboard, centre console and air vents - all have a new design. The centre console houses a large new 8-inch central display for a new infotainment system. The cabin looks a whole lot more contemporary in the new model.

2018 MG 3 (facelift) rear three quarters left side spy shot
The 2018 MG 3 is expected to get a new version of the 1.5-litre VTi-TECH engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission in Thailand.

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The Thai-spec MG 3 is powered by the 1.5-litre VTi-TECH petrol engine that produces 106 PS and 135 Nm of torque. The 5-speed SeleMatic automated manual transmission sends power to the wheels. With the facelift, the hatchback may receive a new version of the 1.5-litre VTi-TECH engine good for 114 PS and 150 Nm of torque. A 4-speed automatic transmission could replace the AMT.

The 2018 MG 3 will go on sale in Thailand sometime next year.

[Image Source: Headlightmag]

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