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The latest iteration of Morris Garage's city car, the MG 3 hatchback, has been launched in the Philippines.

Now available in only a single variant, the MG 3 1.5L COM MT, it features minor aesthetic tweaks built around the vehicle's quirky design and styling. There's a two-tone paint job, LED daytime running lights, a subtle spoiler out back, and a minimalist grille flanked by swept-back headlights. It runs on nice-looking 16-inch alloy wheels.

The interior is relatively less playful, dominated by hard plastics and fabrics. It's a simple and dark look in contrast to the exterior. The MG 3 gets fabric seats, round aircon vents, steering wheel controls, and a cabin layout that emphasizes tactile feel and ease of use. Surprisingly, the head unit is Bluetooth-capable despite its outdated design, and there's an electrically operated sunroof, too.

Underneath the hood is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of 105hp at 6,000rpm and 135Nm at 4,500rpm. The MG 3 only comes with a five-speed manual transmission and carries an asking price of P777,777.

It's easy to see why the MG 3's sporty design is the vehicle's main selling point here. The company is marketing the model as an affordable and sporty vehicle with unique looks and a fun vibe. If you're looking to stand out in a sea of Japanese subcompact sedans and small city hatches, the MG 3 might be worth checking out.


Drei Laurel
Staff Writer
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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