In June, we posted two photos that confirmed the upcoming MG3 to be the production model of the MG Zero concept. This month, we got pictures of the subcompact sneaking around the Shanghai area on two different occasions and appearing on track to hit the market this fall.
The first set were taken at a gas station earlier this week. They are valuable mainly for exposing the interior of MG3 for the first time. The MG logo is clearly recognizable on the multi-function steering wheel; cloth rather than leather seats are installed in the spotted car; an automated manual transmission is employed rather than the 4-speed AT found on Roewe 350, a cousin of MG3. (The first two photos show the MG Zero concept in their upper left corners for comparison.)
The second set were taken last week on the highway between Shanghai and Suzhou. Not one, but a fleet of, test cars were caught. The last picture is especially interesting. In it, the car’s blue and white camouflage seems intended to conceal a different design of rear lamps. According to the author of the picture, this could be a design SAIC has been developing for a future, cross version of MG3.