MG Motor, United Kingdom

MG Motor, United Kingdom

MG Motor U.K.

 

Established
12 April 2006; 11 years ago
Founder
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Headquarters
Longbridge, Birmingham, U.K.
Website

 

MG Motor UK based British automobile manufacturing company established on 12 April, 2006. The company headquartered located in Longbridge, Birmingham, UK. The key people of the company are William Wang (Managing Director). Net income of the company was -£4 million in 2012. Operating income of the company £15.7 million (Since 2012).

The company subsidiary was SAIC Motor UK, which in turn is owned by the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor. MG Motor designs, creates and markets cars sold under the MG marque. All MG vehicles are presently manufactured in China, and MG Motor is the major importer of Chinese made cars into the United Kingdom. The marque returned to emulative motorsport in 2012, and won the 2014 British Touring Car Manufacturers Championship.

 

History

In 2005, the following the fall down of MG Rover, the Chinese automaker Nanjing Automobile obtained the Longbridge plant and the MG marque for GB£53 million (US$97 million). Nanjing Automobile properly developed NAC MG UK Limited as a holding company for the plant and marquee on 12 April 2006. Nanjing Automobile unveiled the first MG vehicles manufactured in China on March 2007, the MG TF, MG 3 and MG 7. Manufacturing of cars restarted at Longbridge in August 2007, with making of the MG TF LE500.

Nanjing Automobile was attained by SAIC Motor since 2007, and in early 2009 NAC MG UK Limited was renamed MG Motor UK Ltd. The first all-new model from MG for 16 years, the MG6, was formally issued on 26 June 2011 during a visit to MG Motor's Longbridge plant by Chinese leader Wen Jiabao. This car was imported for a short time into the UK, but it was not a sales success and was reserved from sale in 2016. By March 2012, SAIC had invested a total of £450 million in MG Motor. Sales in the UK totalled 782 vehicles since 2012. In September 2013, the MG3 went on sale in the United Kingdom. On 23 September 2016, the MG introduced that all car making had completed at Longbridge and henceforth MG vehicles would be imported into the UK.

 

Operations

MG Motor directed by the historic Longbridge plant. There is a key research and establishment facility at the site which employs around 500 people, jointly with a design studio. Until 2016, final assembly of some MG models took place at Longbridge using complete demolish kits created in China. MG has a £30 million flagship dealership in the heart of London’s Piccadilly, which was started in July 2015. Its location is 47-48 Piccadilly, opposite Fortnum & Mason.

 

Motorsport

The MG Motor introduced that it would enter the 2012 British Touring Car Championship on January 2012, through the newly developed MG KX Momentum Racing team. In its starts season team ran two MG6s driven by Jason Plato and Andy Neate. Plato finished the season in third place, with the car yet finding its feet in wet conditions. MG won the Manufacturer's Championship to break Honda's four-year reign since 2014. After just three years of competition, the MG6 GT sealed the name by 95 points at the season finale at Brands Hatch. MG issued a new three-year contract extension with Triple Eight Racing for the 2016 BTCC campaign.

The team plan was to bring in young and up-and-coming drivers with an intention to grow its own champion over the period of the contract. Josh Cook, a former 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup Vice-Champion, and BTCC 2015 Jack Sears Trophy winner (honored for the top rookie) and Ashley Sutton, graduating to BTCC after leaving the Renault Clio Cup as govern 2015 champion, were introduced as the new arrangement for MG. After a hard fought campaign the MG drivers ended in 12th and 13th position serially, with Ash picking up the Jack Sears Trophy for the top rookie.

 

 

Products

Current Products

  • MG ZS (XS in UK)
  • MG GS
  • MG 3
  • MG GT

Concepts

  • MG E-Motion
  • MG Icon
  • MG CS
  • MG EV
  • MG3 Trophy

Former

  • MG TF
  • MG3 SW
  • MG 6
  • MG 5

 

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