Based on the [[wp:Reliant Regal|Reliant Regal]] Supervan III, the Beagle 3 is considerably unusual in that it is depicted as a three wheeled car with a tricycle-like wheel configuration, making it the first and possibly only car in the series with three wheels. The Beagle also appears occasionally with a roof rack.
As a result of its one-wheel steering, the vehicle's all round average top speed and acceleration is hampered by its very poor steering, resulting in frequent understeer. The car's value is also
considerably low with a base value of £300 (in mint condition), making it less attractive for vehicle export.