MG Motor UK Limited announced that the first all-new model to wear the MG badge for 14 years will be launched today at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, and according to SAIC’s President, it will be built in the UK.
MG UK says this new MG has been designed and engineered in the UK for sale in a wide range of international markets and that the launch marks “the start of one of the most exciting periods in the 85 year history of the iconic MG brand.” The marque’s global expansion will commence in China which has now become the world’s largest automotive market.
MG UK’s announcement seemingly provides official confirmation the launch of the MG 6 but gives no indication of when, if any, further details will be released to the UK-based Automotive Industry media.
However, AROnline’s sources at MG UK in Longbridge have told us to expect more information about the new model just as soon as they can prepare an English-language version of the data released in China.
Also, confirming UK production, SAIC’s President Chen Hong told Reuters: ‘SAIC plans to begin producing the MG6 in the UK by the end of 2010.’