• Sep 14th 2006 at 10:59AM
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Nanjing Automobile Corp. will celebrate its 60th birthday on March 27, 2007, and the star of the party will be a shiny new MG. Deputy chairman Lu Zhenxin announced Wednesday that Nanjing's first MG will roll off the line on the company's birthday.

The company's new factory in Nanjing is under construction, and when completed will be able to pump out 200,000 MG cars and 250,000 engines a year. Some vehicles will be sent on to the former MG Rover plant in the U.K. for final assembly, and the first MG TF roadster could drive out of the U.K. plant as early as April 8, 2007, two years to the day after the plant ceased production.

U.S. production at the company's planned Oklahoma facility is scheduled for 2008.

[Source: Reuters]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      China will take over the American auto market!!

      GO CHINA!!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'd suspect the Oklahoma date gets pushed back. An Oklahoma attorney has sued the state regarding the state funds Oklahoma has promised to Ardmore and Nanjing. It seems to have put a hold on progress and could likely be a while before the issue is resolved. Without the incentives, will Nanjing even bother staying in Oklahoma?
      • 9 Years Ago
      The quality will be interesting to see, not the the English MG was that great. I have recently bought some guitars from China and the quality is astonishingly good, exceeds my Gibson and Fender guitars by a long way. If China does the same for MG, and presumably at a lower cost, then we can all be in for a surprise
      • 8 Years Ago
      The first Japanes imports weren't so great but look at the cars Japan produces today. The new MG looks fantastic. Mazda and Pontiac are going to get some real competition.