Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Nanjing Begins Production of MG in China

Chinese state-owned Nanjing Automobile Group Corp (NAC), bought the assets of the financially collapsed MG Rover group in July 2005.

They have just started building the MG7 saloon, and the MG TF mid-engined sports car. Their new plant in Nanjing can produce 200,000 MG Rovers a year.

Last year BMW sold the Rover name to Ford, which wants to protect its Land Rover brand name. As a result, Nanjing can not use the Rover name, and have renamed the Rover 75 as the MG7.

Nanjing's Longbridge plant in Birmingham, England will resume production of MG-TF sports cars in May or June. Its annual production is expected to be 50,000 units.

NAC plans to start assembling MGs for the US market in Ardmore, Oklahoma, next year.

Thanks BBC News

1 comment:

Lani Chin said...

Heard this morning on NPR that plans fell through to open the plant in Oklahoma.