The MG name means so much more to the world of sports cars than what it stands for today. It’s known around the globe, from Japan to the US, particularly for cars like the stylish MGB, or the pre-war T-series models, and not the vehicles it’s building today.
Granted, at least the name is still around with some hope that goes towards shooting for its former glory, but so far, all this latest incarnation of the brand has done is try to make uninspiring cars cool through the MG badge, instead of making models that are worthy of wearing it, both under Rover and now, more recently, under China’s SAIC.
XCar runs us through MG’s history, in the video posted below, and also test drives the company’s latest model, the 3 supermini, a car that is aimed at the highly talented Ford Fiesta, VW Polo, Renault Clio or Suzuki Swift.
It’s trying to beat the establishment at its own game, a game which it had actually already lost, even before the first of these hatches ever reached the showroom.
By Andrei Nedelea