By: IOL Motoring Staff
Johannesburg - Last October, MG gave South Africans a taste of its new MG3 at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, and announced that the new compact hatch would reach showrooms by January 2014.
Yet so far it has stood us up. What exactly happened then?
MG South Africa's General Manager, Derrick Bishop, explained that the Chinese assembly plant simply wasn't able to allocate cars to us. “Because of supply issues and the UK getting first choice, we simply didn't receive stock,” Bishop said.
However, there is a new factory in Thailand which is set to start production soon and this plant will be supplying South Africa. MG expects to launch the MG3 here at the beginning of the second half of the year.