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MG motors launch new supermini

The wait is over for motoring enthusiasts who have been counting down the days (and months, and years) for the new MG supermini, following the phoenix-like rise of the company from the ashes of MG Rover.

The MG3 has stylish looks and a low price Credit: ITV News Central

Dubbed the MG3, the car is well placed to rival the market leading Ford Fiesta with a revvy 1.5 litre engine and a low price tag.

The parts for the car are built in Lanjing, China and assembled and tested at the old MG Rover plant at Longbridge, Birmingham. The site now employs around 40 people on the production line and over 300 in the design hub.

The MG3 supermini hits the road Credit: ITV News Central