We were not expecting Nanjing Automobile, the new owners of MG Rover, to make this kind of move. They are planning on developing a new range of MG models to be built at the Longbridge factory in the UK. This plan highlights why they were chosen over SAIC. SAIC had no apparent interest in MG, but was concerned with continuing to build Rovers. Nanjing is working with GB Sports Car Company Ltd along with the Arup Group and China Ventures Ltd to develop the MG brand. They see that the Rover brand itself is dying, but that MG is neglected and has tremendous potential. That is encouraging, despite the non-British ownership. Lotus managed to thrive under Proton ownership, maybe MG will under Nanjing.

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