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MG says three-star safety is 'no issue' for MG 3

Executives from MG’s parent company, SAIC, have defended the MG 3 and MG 6’s sub-standard ANCAP safety rating, stating the models are safe as they are. Speaking to media at the Australian launch of the new LDV G10 turbo-diesel van, Chinese executives said that their market research into the Australian market suggested buyers would still be accepting of the MG 3’s three-star and MG 6’s four-star safety rating, but also conceded that the company is working as fast as it can to improve those scores...

2017 MG 3, MG 6 Plus pricing and specs: Reborn marque launches, again, in Australia

MG has launched the 2017 MG 3 hatch and 2017 MG 6 Plus fastback in Australia, marking the Chinese-owned British brand's latest swing at the Australian market. The storied brand's most recent appearance in the hugely competitive Australian market was through a local distributor, but it failed to make any real headway and cars were left unsold for months...

MG GS SUV teased ahead of London debut

The new MG GS SUV will make its Western debut at the London Motor Show in May, in what is being described as a “turning point” in the history of the fabled British manufacturer. These new teaser sketches confirm that the car, which will hit British roads in June, looks much like its sibling currently being sold in China...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...

2016 MG New Cars

Details of the new and updated MG models launching in Australia in 2016. Historic British brand MG, in Chinese hands since 2006, is planning a comeback in the Australian market. The brand most recently tried its luck in our hugely competitive market through a local distributor operation, also Chinese-owned, but the brand failed to make any real headway...

MG 6 scores four-star ANCAP safety rating

The Holden Trax, Peugeot 208 and Citroen DS5 have scored the maximum five-star rating in the latest round of crash tests from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while the MG 6 received only four. The five-star safety ratings apply to all variants of the Trax and DS5, while ANCAP says the 208's rating applies specifically to the five-door, four-cylinder hatch variants...

MG 3 light hatch debuts; coming to Oz late-2013

Coming to Australia late this year, the MG 3 light hatchback made its official debut at the Shanghai motor show. Based on the MG ZERO concept, the MG 3 was designed and engineered in the UK, but it will be built in China. The four-metre-long MG 3 seats four, and after “hundreds of thousands of miles of testing on European roads” is claimed to deliver “impressive levels of body control, sharpness and a willingness to corner to engage keen drivers”...

MG CS concept: official images of future SUV released

Sketches have been released showing the MG CS concept SUV set to debut at this week's Shanghai auto show. Two official drawings from the Chinese-owned British marque – identical to those leaked late last week – preview the brand’s first compact SUV production vehicle, aimed at tackling the competitive crossover segment...

MG CS concept: compact crossover leaked

The first images of the MG CS concept car bound for this month's 2013 Shanghai auto show have been leaked. While the name is not yet confirmed, the concept - believed to be based on the MG5 hatch - is expected to wear MG CS badges when it is unveiled next week...

MG3 unveiled at Guangzhou Motor Show in China

MG has kept this one reasonably quiet. It's called the MG3 and it made its debut in China recently, at the Guangzhou Motor Show. The car was produced by MG's parent company, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). Specific details of the car are yet to be released, but reports from Autocar say the MG3 is around the same size as the current Ford Fiesta and will rival the likes of such cars in its local market in China...