All New MG3 Hybrid+

The all-new MG3 is a technologically advanced hybrid supermini, offering a combination of performance, efficiency, and refinement.

Two specifications will be available in the UK at launch, each sharing the all-new Hybrid+ powertrain. MG’s work on this hybrid system sees a larger battery fitted, and a more powerful electric motor, compared to the rest of the hybrid B-segment market.​

The supermini is more spacious than the outgoing model, while retaining the compact footprint that makes the MG3 such a popular model, particularly for those mainly covering urban driving routes. Boasting high levels of interior equipment and space – matching the best-in-class – the MG3 Hybrid+ offers customers both practicality and efficiency. Value is further boosted with MG’s trademark seven-year/80,000 miles warranty included as standard.

State-of-the-art Hybrid+ powertrain
MG’s Hybrid+ powertrain technology makes its debut on the all-new MG3, and is the first conventional, non-plug-in hybrid system fitted to an MG model. At its core, there are five key elements to the all-new Hybrid+ system – engine, transmission, battery, electric motor, and generator.

Despite focusing on efficiency, the electrified technology naturally delivers excellent performance benefits. MG’s Hybrid+ powertrain makes the MG3 the fastest accelerating hybrid B-segment model in the class, with a 0-62mph sprint time of 8.0 seconds. Accelerating to motorway speeds – from 80-120km/h (50-75mph) – is equally impressive, at just 5.0 seconds.

Producing a combined 143kW, the MG3 Hybrid+ returns economy figures of 64mpg (4.4l/100km) and 100g/km CO2*. This is aided by a 1.83kWh battery, allowing for an extensive electric-only driving range – significantly boosting efficiency.

The all-new MG3 features a 75kW 1.5-litre petrol engine and 100kW electric motor, as well as separate generator motor which enables a wide variety of powertrain operating modes. This not only provides class-leading performance figures for a hybrid B-segment hatchback, but also allows for flexible running no matter the driving environment.

This enables the MG3 to be driven in the following drive modes, each automatically selected by the Hybrid+ system:

EV – Running on electric-only power for as long as charge allows
Series – Engine runs through to the generator, which powers the electric motor for drive
Series and Charge – Series driving, plus topping-up the battery when under low-load
Drive and Charge – Engine drives the wheels, while also charging the battery through the generator

Parallel – Both engine and electric motor power the wheels

Outstanding technology and equipment
The all-new MG3 arrives with two specifications for UK customers – SE and Trophy. Both are set to challenge other B-segment models in terms of technology and features offered as standard.

A standout feature for customers is the twin-screen cockpit. Drivers have a 7-inch digital instrument screen, as well as a 10.25-inch central infotainment system. Graphics and responsiveness have been enhanced by MG engineers for the twin floating screens, and a bank of piano-key switches has been retained on the centre console to maximise safety and convenience while driving.

Satellite navigation is fitted as standard, as is smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. MG iSMART provides levels of connectivity and features to MG3 customers that would more commonly be associated with premium models.

Other equipment highlights include air conditioning, six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connection, four USB ports, and rear parking sensors and camera. Higher trim levels add leather-style upholstery, keyless entry, heated front seats and steering wheel, and 360-degree camera.

The MG3 also benefits from the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Increased safety is delivered through MG Pilot technology, which includes Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Traffic Jam Assist.