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MG Motor UK Limited
Type Private Limited Company
Founded 2007 (as NAC MG UK Limited)
Headquarters Longbridge, Birmingham,
United Kingdom
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Parent SAIC
Website www.mgmotor.co.uk

MG Motor UK is a company founded in the United Kingdom to assemble and sell sports cars under the MG marque. It is based in Longbridge, Birmingham.

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History

MG Motor UK was founded in 2007 as NAC MG UK Limited by the Nanjing Automobile Corporation (NAC). Following the collapse of MG Rover in 2005, NAC had acquired MG Rover's Longbridge plant, and the rights to use the MG marque.[1]

Assembly of cars re-started at Longbridge in August 2008, with production of the MG TF LE500.[2]

In 2007 NAC merged with the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC),[3] and in early 2009 NAC MG UK was renamed as MG Motor UK Limited.[4]

Cars

The MG range was relaunched in Britain during 2008. An updated MG TF model produced in a limited edition of 500, called the TF LE500, was assembled at the Longbridge plant by NAC MG UK.[5] This was followed by a TF 135 model and a further limited edition TF 85th Anniversary, of which only 50 were produced.[6]

Production of the TF at Longbridge was suspended again in October 2009.[7]

The MG 6 hatchback variant of the Roewe 550 was announced in April 2009.[8] It is expected that this model will be assembled both in China, starting in 2010, and at Longbridge, in 2011.[9]

References

  1. ^ "New lease of life for Longbridge". BBC. 2006-02-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4739616.stm. Retrieved 2009-07-26.  
  2. ^ "Production resumes at Longbridge". BBC. 2008-08-01. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7536527.stm. Retrieved 2009-07-25.  
  3. ^ "SAIC merges with Nanjing". CAR Magazine (Bauer Media). 2007-12-28. http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Search-Results/Industry-News/SAIC-merges-with-Nanjing/. Retrieved 2009-07-26.  
  4. ^ "Longbridge workers laid off". Birmingham Post. 2009-01-21. http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/automotive-business/2009/01/21/longbridge-workers-laid-off-65233-22740642/. Retrieved 2009-07-26.  
  5. ^ Bird, Guy (2008-08-29). "MG TF LE500 (2008) CAR review". CAR magazine. http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/MG-TF-LE500-2008-CAR-review/. Retrieved 02 December 2009.  
  6. ^ "Press Report : MG making 85th Anniversary model at Longbridge". www.aronline.co.uk. AROnline. 2009-08-14. http://www.aronline.co.uk/wordpress/2009/08/14/press-report-mg-making-85th-anniversary-model-at-longbridge/. Retrieved 02 December 2009.  
  7. ^ "BBC News: No car production 'until spring'". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 2009-10-17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/8294883.stm. Retrieved 02 December 2009.  
  8. ^ Holloway, Hilton (2009-04-20). "MG6 to go on sale in the UK". Autocar. http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/239604/. Retrieved 2009-12-02.  
  9. ^ "China-Developed MG6 Will Be Built in U.K.". Edmund's Inside Line. 2009-11-23. http://www.insideline.com/saic/china-developed-mg6-will-be-built-in-uk.html. Retrieved 02 December 2009.  

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