April 16, 2007
First MG produced in Chinese plant
Nanjing, China – The first Chinese-built MG sportscar has rolled off the production line in China, following Nanjing Automobile’s purchase of MG Rover’s assets in 2005. The company plans to build 200,000 cars a year, with most of them for domestic sales in China.
The cars are built in a new factory, using robots and assembly lines purchased from Rover. The company will produce the MG27 sedan and MG-TF sportscar, which are virtually unchanged from the original vehicles; it also plans to build some MGs in Britain and the United States.