I liked the Metro too, but I don't think we can call it "sad" that a modern car doesn't contain lots of bits from the Metro (which itself had the 1959 gearbox-in-sump engine on launch).Sadly there doesn't seem to be much if any DNA from the Metro in the MG3.
The Metro was a real Tardis but had crashworthiness to match.
The world moves on, today's MGs are built for today's regulations. Just a shame we can't judge for ourselves yet and they should get here faster.
Or would we want every report on the MG6 to say it was a warmed-over Rover 75 with a K-Series engine lol?