MG started out life as a British sports car company founded in 1924, which entered receivership after poor sales in 2005 and was purchased by SAIC, a Chinese manufacturing group that invested millions into rejuvenating the famous British marque with a range of compact and mid-size SUVs, as well as a compact hatch known as the MG3.
It remains headquartered in London, England, but is owned and manufactures its vehicles under the SAIC Motor group in China, India and Thailand.
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In the 20th century, MG vehicles were famous for their sleek two-seater convertible looks, inspiring soundtracks and agile handling characteristics, but were never renowned for their reliability. Admittedly, this was a similar theme in almost all the major manufacturers in Britian at the time.
More recently, though, the rebirth and mass manufacturing of cars like the MG3 hatchback and both the ZS and HS SUVs has been under vastly more modern conditions on high-tech production lines that has dramatically increased the reliability of MG’s vehicles.
Overall, MG cars have a reputation somewhere in the middle of the reliability spectrum, although the sample size isn’t quite large enough to make a firm judgement, considering that MG hasn’t been producing new cars for a very long time for us to judge.
The best choice of SUV from the MG range depends largely if you’re looking for a compact SUV or a mid-size SUV that is more suited to the needs of a growing family.
For those in need of a cheap and cheerful compact SUV, the MG ZS and ZST are perhaps your best option within the lineup, while the MG HS is more comparable to something like a Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-5 that offers family-friendly features, space and practicality.
The vast majority of MG’s parts and accessories come from its production lines based in China and Thailand, although MG does use key components for its safety system, for example, taken from German company, Bosch, and some of its mechanicals for diesel engines are gathered from a supplier in Italy.
While list prices of new MG vehicles are remarkably cheap, it’s difficult to say whether or not this extends to the cost of materials and authorised repairs carried out by an authorised mechanic.
Thankfully, every new vehicle purchased from MG comes packaged with a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty that ensures any damage or repair needed that is the result of a manufacturing or material issue will be covered by the warranty, free of charge.
This extends to both petrol and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) from MG which are both covered by the same seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty program.
While this is a subjective question, if we’re looking strictly at public sentiment toward MG’s lineup of roadsters throughout the 1960’s, 70s and 80s, the MGB Roadster, BGT Grand Tourer, and the Group B rally star, the MG Metro 6R4 are frequently-cited as some of the most influential creations from the MG factory.
MG’s warranty terms state that any damage or necessary repairs to the engine, bodywork or electrics that are the result of a manufacturer or material defect are covered by the warranty, which covers any and all costs for the repairs if it is within the period of coverage.
MG’s warranty terms do not extend to any damage caused by a third party repair or alterations made to the engine or the vehicle’s electrical system.
MG’s lineup of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) receive the same coverage for their high-voltage battery, electric motors and electrical infrastructure, which offers seven-years of coverage in the case of a manufacturing error.
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