The MG brand is enjoying a slow but steady resurrection, under the ownership of China's SAIC, and things are about to get even more exciting with the release of the Euro-spec MG3 hatchback.
Meanwhile, MG's South African distributor, Mandarin Motors, has told us that the new Fiesta-sized hatch is set to reach our shores in the last quarter of this year.
Mandarin - a division of Combined Motor Holdings - is hoping the new five-door will help it ride a wave of expansion, which also includes two other unnamed product introductions in 2014.
Although most of the MGs are now built in China (some cars will be made in Birmingham in the UK), the company is still very much focused on its British design heritage, and to that end it has invested heavily in a European Design Centre, also based in Birmingham.
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