Sporting car enthusiasts and general motorists alike have welcomed the re-emergence of the historic British icon that is MG Motors. The design and release of the new MG3, signals MG Motors return as a quality provider of vehicles within its class. Whilst retaining its heritage and philosophy to offer what MG became famous and known for “affordable performance” cars.
The MG story began almost 90 years ago in 1924, when Cecil Kimber founded to company. The first true MG Kimber designed was the 14/28 Super Sports model which featured the legendary octagonal logo which has been synonymous with marque ever since. MG’s enjoyed many competition successes and even became the choice of royalty when the Duke of Edinburgh purchased one in 1947, HRH Prince of Wales and Prince William have also been MG owners. In 1956 the 100,000th MG was produced followed by the 1,000,000th in 1975, in 2002, the 1,500,00th MG, a Golden Jubilee special TF 160 rolled off the production line. Following years of struggle the MG Rover Group went into administration in 2005, thankfully the brand was bought by NAC, China’s oldest car manufacturer. In May 2011, the MG6 GT became the first new MG to be launched in the UK for 16 years.
The release of the new MG3 is MG’s latest offering conceived to challenge the Supermini segment of the market. Compact, stylish and full of the latest technology, the MG3 seems destined to compete again. There are four models to choose from and you can even request individual graphic packs and interiors to make your choice truly unique. The MG3 boasts stunning good looks and is sure to attract motorists who want to drive something that has heritage and individuality combined. Enthusiasts of the marque will delight at the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an MG again.
As part of a major expansion of MG’s UK network CarShop has opened four new dealerships to supply the latest models. Already one of the UK’s biggest used car network operations, the MG franchise signals CarShop’s first venture into new car dealership. Jonathan Dunkley, CarShop chief executive, said: “Our partnership with MG has provided us with a very exciting opportunity to gauge our ability to retail new cars as well as used.” Prospective buyers can be assured of friendly service and advice from CarShop’s fully trained staff.
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