New MG3 Hybrid Plus cheaper supermini debuting in Geneva
MG has announced it will reveal its MG3 supermini hybrid vehicle at the 2024 Geneva Motor Show. The world debut will take place on February 26th and the car is due to go on sale in Europe later in 2024. This will be the first vehicle to feature MG's new Hybrid Plus technology, replacing the petrol engine used in the current version.
The electric range of the MG3 Hybrid Plus has yet to be announced. The company has stated that the hatchback will feature "generous levels of driver assistance", though it does not provide further details. Also included are twin display screens, a digital dashboard and infotainment system, and a range of connected services. Images indicate that the car will have climate control buttons below the central screen and a silver rotating knob for gear selection. Plus, rumors suggest the model could have a 1.5L petrol engine alongside a single electric motor with a lithium-ion battery. The hybrid B-segment hatchback is expected to be a five-door model a little over 4 m (~13 ft) long.
The precise launch date and pricing for the MG3 Hybrid Plus have yet to be announced, though MG hints at "excellent value" for the vehicle. For context, the petrol starts from £14,320 (~€16,770); the hybrid version will likely cost more, though it could be cheaper than competitors like the Renault Clio E-Tech Full Hybrid 145, which starts at £21,295 (~€25,000). At the show, the company is also expected to reveal more details about the MG Cyberster electric sports car, such as performance, power, range and color options.