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The order came down from above that Triumph's cc engine would be easier to make compliant with US emissions regulations than the A-series, and that MG were to make it fit in their Midget. Top speed went up a fraction, but the torque-happy Triumph unit was not a willing revver and it changed the character of the car.
MG Midget specifications
It was based upon the successful Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside to This was the case as it suffered the most significant changes of any MG of the period.
The first version, announced at the end of June, , 3 was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite.
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