First Photos Of The Facelifted MG3

First Photos Of The Facelifted MG3

The good old MG3 gets a much needed facelift. It will debut on next week’s Shanghai Auto Show and launch on the Chinese car market soon thereafter. The facelift includes an all new front in MG ZS style, new lights and new bumpers, and an updated interior.

The current car. Last facelift dates back to January 2014. Price starts at 67.800 yuan and ends at 83.700 yuan. Engines: 92hp 1.3 and a 109hp 1.5.

The facelifted cars will keep the same engines with a little bit more horsepower: 96.5 for the 1.3 and 111.5 for the 1.5. Now, that is an improvement..! Price range will be about the same.

Earlier spy shot of the interior. New things: small screen on top of the center, aircon control panel, steering wheel, shape if the gear knob, and the seats look sportier.


New rear lights are very stylish. Lower window line has been straightened. MG badge has grown by about 50%. Hatch has gone down to the bumper. Exhaust pipes are invisible.

Current, with tiny MG badge and a tiny visible pipe.

Black roof and white roof. The car on the left seems to be a low-spec variant, car on the right is high-spec, with more shiny in the bumpers and prettier alloys.

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MG Fan

I don’t think they will retain the same engines.
At least not in the UK.
The new 1.0T has been undergoing testing in the 3 in the UK for some time and as you know the 1.5 NSE has been substantially re-engineered and now has 120HP in the ZS.

Chris C

Fuel consumption any better?
Why is the top photo back to front?

John Harper

I think the new look is much nicer than the original. More mainstream, less quirky, and am I right in thinking the MG Octagon is there in the shape of the grille? A nice touch!

MG Shite

Why on earth would they not retain the same engines in the UK? Do you really think they’ll tool up a Chinese factory and make substantial engineering changes to the car to hopefully attain a couple of hundred sales in the uk? They’ll not repeat the same idiotic mistake they made with the diesel MG6.

Colin MGB

Why are they not considering putting the 1.5 turbo engine in it to make it a GTi,