• Jul 5th 2006 at 10:57AM
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The Chinese owners of defunct British carmaker MG Rover have confirmed that car production will resume at the former MG Rover factory in Longbridge. Nanjing Automotive will build cars in China and the U.K., with Autocar suggesting that the MG TF Roadster (right) is the most likely vehicle to come out of the Longbridge plant.
A formal press conference is scheduled for the British Motor Show later in July.

[Source: Autocar]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      The time sell MGs in the US was in the 90's, about the same time BMW bought Rover. The F had been designed with US sales in mind. BMW stopped that.

      The current MGTF would have to meet the new regs, use another engine since the 1.8 Rover never met US specs and find a dealer network to support it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well Jay, what other car company does this sound like then? If you answered Lotus, you would be correct! Just use the 1.8L out of the Celica (or the new engine in the tC) and then sell and service the little buggers using Lotus dealerships, which are already most usually tied into something else such as a Jaguar or Range Rover dealership anyways.
      • 9 Years Ago
      MG should spruce up their roadster and sell it Stateside - it would do quite well so long as they kept the price down in the $20K region (a tall order due to currency rates these days).

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