• Dec 22, 2010
The notion that Chinese automakers would begin selling cars in competitive export markets seemed laughable only a few years ago. But that's what they said about the Koreans, and before them the Japanese. Also laughable: the notion that a British brand like MG would have no outlet to sell their cars in the UK. But that's the situation that MG Rover found itself in after it was taken over by Chinese automakers SAIC and Nanjing.

A new arrangement, however, could see MGs being sold through GM dealers in the UK before too long. The deal would actually be an extension of the cooperative venture the two auto groups embarked upon years ago in China, giving The General a foothold in the rapidly growing market to sell Chevrolets, Buicks and Cadillacs, of which it has already sold a reported 2.2 million so far this year.

According to reports, MG already has a memorandum of understanding with GM to distribute the Sino-British cars in the UK. If that's the case, it could be just a matter of time before MGs are sold alongside such vehicles as the Cruze and BLS from London to Scotland.

[Source: The Telegraph]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see pathetic Chinese engineering in an MG....No Wait! Probably concistent with the British engineering of MG's of old(at least the electricL bits)


      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, that sure as hell isn't a chinese ripoff of the new Jetta(which is one of the most boring cars ever made).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too bad this car was unveiled a year before the new Jetta...
        • 4 Years Ago
        dumbass
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow x3 it's only as exciting as a Ford Focus.... so it's bound to flop..
        • 4 Years Ago
        I bet you're a Toyota lover.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow...how generic
      • 4 Years Ago
      "But that's the situation that MG Rover found itself in after it was taken over by Chinese automakers SAIC and Nanjing." - Autoblog

      Autoblog, MG Rover wasn't taken over. The company was liquidated and subsequently its assets and intellectual property were bought by SAIC and Nanjing. SAIC also had considerable investment from the RDX60 project which was close to production when MGR went under, and that vehicle went onto become the Roewe 550 albeit with a different, more conservatively styled body.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's pieces were bought by SAIC and Nanjing, which lead to a situation where Nanjing owned some stuff (including the MG brand) and SAIC owned some other stuff.
        And then Nanjing and SAIC merged later on, which resulted in MG Rover's original assets being pieced back together. So a lot of the cars that SAIC had been selling as Roewe's were then branded with the proper MG brand (with minor styling differences).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Modern Gentlemen for sale.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That car almost LOOKS like a re-badged Cruze! Hmmm....
        • 4 Years Ago
        This car looks like a re-badged turd.
        How blasphemous that this is an MG badge!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Have you heard if they are coming to the US?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not create a Wolsley or Riley brand to sell upscale/sporty cars? And bring the Triumph back?
        • 4 Years Ago
        ... and a new Morris Marina!
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