History In Every Nut
Originally MG was a very successful car brand, known mainly for the 2-seater sports cars they produced. With the exception of WWII, the MG brand was in constant use right up until 1980. Apart from a couple of low volume models which were basically tuned up versions of existing models such as the Montego, the MG badge didn’t feature prominently again until 1995, which saw the release of the MG F Roadster.
MG Enters A Chinese Era
After going bankrupt in 2005, MG was purchased by Nanjing Automobile, who two years later were bought out by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). SAIC have produced the first new MG models for more than 15 years, the MG3 and MG6. Both are primarily manufactured in China, although SAIC do utilise the historic Longbridge plant to assemble the cars for the UK market. Since its release in 2011 the MG6 has been well received, although still only sells in relatively small numbers in the UK.