source: China Car TimesNAC MG seems to be getting itself in gear post SAIC take over. The MGTF launch seems to have been postponed until better weather arrives (it was scheduled for a Sept launch, but who wants to buy a soft top car for winter use?) but we’re hearing the TF is set for a spring launch, which sounds about right. The MG3 however, is set to go on the market very soon according to the Chinese motoring press.
Three different versions of the MG3 are set to launch with the prices spread from 80,000rmb to 120,000rmb which puts the MG3 up against the SX4, Polo, Nissan Livina, etc in the Chinese market place. We dont know if MG has plans to export this model to any other market other than the Chinese one, but we do know the MG3 will come as a ‘normal’ (Rover 25) model, a sports model (MGZR) and the MG3 Crossover (Rover Streetwise)
China Car Times quite likes the looks of the new MG3 Crossover, its been updated quite well and NAC MG should expect some good sales of it, given that Chinese consumers are currently lapping up crossover type vehicles.
The MGZR, is set to be the sports model, it has a 1.8 engine (perhaps a 1.4 as well?) and the option of either 5 speed manual, or a 1.8t Auto CVT gearbox (we hear this gearbox will also find a home in the MGFT)
The standard MG3 is confusing, it might have either the 1.4 or the 1.8 motor, NAC MG havent confirmed anything of yet. Perhaps they would like to via CCT?
source: Gasgoo.comJune 23, 2008 - Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC) started to sell MG 3SW crossover in China from today. The price of the model will range from 80,000 yuan ($11,428) - 120,000 yuan.
The car comes with two engine choices: a 1.4-liter four and a 1.8-liter four. The 1.4-liter delivers 102 horsepower and 91 pound-feet of torque. The larger 1.8-liter engine offers 118 horsepower with torque coming in at 118 pound-feet.
Apart from the mature MG 3SW and MG TF launched in late May, SAIC-owned MG is set to roll out another new model in late 2009 and will launch one new model each year by 2011.