MG Pakistan CEO Javed Afridi teased people on MG’s new car arrival on Twitter.
Mr. Afridi tweeted about the car’s arrival a few weeks ago with a video of the car at the auto show followed by him revving the car on the roads. He asked the Twitterati for price suggestions and later revealed that the price is less than 2 million rupees.
His followers on Twitter are his fans for his work for Pakistan, whether be it for the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, a PSL team, or for bringing new companies like MG to the country.
At the time when PSL VI is hyping in the country, Javed Afridi posted a picture of the much-awaited hatchback MG3, in yellow color, to match Peshawar Zalmi’s official PSL jersey.
MG3 in the global market is the 2nd generation 1500cc 5-door subcompact hatchback. It’s a 1.5-liter engine that comes in a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission. It comes with premium features like cruise control, an 8” touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, electronic windows, speed-sensitive power steering, 6 airbags, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), hill hold control, and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TYPS).
For Pakistan, the biggest attraction of having this car in the market where the big 3 are running an oligopoly is the low price. The Japanese companies in Pakistan have been increasing the prices of cars with low-end features.
According to Javed Afridi, the car would be under Rs. 2 million in the local market.
If the car does launch with this price range, it would be a good substitute for the already present Suzuki Cultus and Kia Picanto.
However, MG Motors is selling imported CBU units of its cars in Pakistan. The company will do the same with the MG 3. With the Customs Duty and other taxes, the price of this affordable hatchback will be doubled.