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Remember the Roewe 550? Pretty nice-looking ride, especially for a Chinese car, considering some of the freakishly awful stuff that comes out of the country. SAIC apparently realizes that in terms of name recognition, MG > Roewe. Case in point: the introduction of the 550 and 750 sedans in Chile, where both cars are now being sold under the MG moniker by importer SK Bergé. The two four-doors will reportedly be joined by the TF roadster in November, but despite the traditionally British nameplate adorning their respective bonnets, all three are made in China. You know, like everything else. You can see a gallery of the brand's launch event in Santiago here. Thanks for the tip, Potts.

[Sources: Autoblog Spanish, Austin Rover Online]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This car looks fabulous.

      If MG/ Roewes were sold in US/ Canada I would wait a few years before putting one in my driveway. Some Chinese products are a good bargain and some cut corners so much that they put human safety at risk...

      tires recalled to to improper construction
      lead paint in childrens toys
      mushrooms taited with illegal pesticides
      apples cured with cancer causing chemicals
      fish tainted with banned antibiotics
      toothpaste with ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
      faulty power chords on electric devices
      deadly pet food
      tainted milk

      This trend of Chinese companies doing whatever it takes to make a buck would concern me that they may cut corners in safety design, use lower grade steels for structural elements, and use low grade electronics that would not live up to our expectations.

      Time will tell but I will not be a test subject.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just to tell u, this car along with Chery A3 (another Chinese car) got 5 stars in all three of the safety tests performed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A perfect example of Chinese quality problems exists right on the front edge of the hood/bonnet -- everyone see that the MG badge isn't even centered properly? If they can't get the badge right, you've got to wonder what other problems exist.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 550 actually looks REALLY good and I think it would be really competitive here in NA. They just have to make sure it gets a good crash test rating and have a decent dealer network upon arrival. This company also owns Ssangyong, so with the addition of the recently displayed C200 crossover Ssangyong will be releasind soon MG would have 2 very attractive models from the beginning and maybe a new TF as a halo model.
      • 6 Years Ago
      $18,000 is too much for a Chinese car.
      fish292991
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks good to me
      • 6 Years Ago
      yes, but will it be contaminated by melamine?

      i dont want to develop kidney failure from driving around in it. The dry feet patchy fee i might be able to live with.

        • 6 Years Ago
        This car looks fabulous...but...

        If MG/ Roewes were sold in US/ Canada I would wait a few years before putting one in my driveway. Some Chinese products are a good bargain and some cut corners so much that they put human safety at risk...

        tires recalled to to improper construction
        lead paint in childrens toys
        mushrooms taited with illegal pesticides
        apples cured with cancer causing chemicals
        fish tainted with banned antibiotics
        toothpaste with ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
        faulty power chords on electric devices
        deadly pet food
        tainted milk

        This trend of Chinese companies doing whatever it takes to make a buck would concern me that they may cut corners in safety design, use lower grade steels for structural elements, and use low grade electronics that would not live up to our expectations.

        Time will tell but I will not be a test subject.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey wow what do you get when you combine last generation's Chrysler Sebring with the newest Jetta.

      You get yick, that's what you get. And considering I own an 04 Sebring, I'll more than pass.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see a lot of Altima design in the front end and a lot of fake wood and shapes similar to an old Chrysler Sebring on the inside. It appears to me that no one looks impressed while sitting inside the cars. Does anyone else notice that and that there are no Chinese execs in any of the photos?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The car looks great because it was developed by Ricardo for Rover, in the UK. :) And then, SAIC bought part of Ricardo, so that they could finish the project for them. So, actually, it was designed and developed in Europe.

      Isn't the TF manufactured in Longbridge?
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is a nice-looking car, although I wish it'd have a bit more MG style if they're going to badge it that way. The C200 is neat, but once again it just doesn't look like an MG to me. In any case I would love them to bring them stateside, if just for the sake of more choices on our part.
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