MG Motor (officially MG Motor UK Limited) is a British car manufacturer owned by SAIC Group and headquartered in Birmingham, United Kingdom. MG Motor UK Ltd was founded on 12 April 2006 as NAC MG UK Limited by the Nanjing Automobile Corporation (NAC). Following the collapse of MG Rover in 2005, NAC had acquired MG Rover’s Longbridge plant, and the rights to use the MG marque. In early 2009 NAC MG, UK was renamed as MG Motor UK Limited.
The company designs, develops, assembles and market’s cars sold under the MG marque. The MG Motor operates the historic Longbridge plant with production of the MG TF LE500. Currently, the majority of MG vehicles sold in Europe are principally manufactured in China before being shipped to the Longbridge plant as complete knock-down kits for final assembly. There is also a major research and development facility at the Longbridge site.
The MG logo has a historical original like other car logos. The famous MG initials were chosen by Cecil Kimber, the founder of MG, as a “nod” to William Morris, his employer, and the owner of Morris Garages. The MG logo representing the initials is enclosed in an octagon frame and was known today in the automobile market. The MG logo is simple but continues to emerge along with other car logos. It gained the attention among the sea of car logos due to its unique built of engines.
The MG had produced several car models and planning to create more in the future. The new model MG range is based on the Roewe models like MG Rover did with the 25/ZR, 45/ZS, and 75/ZT. It’s another model MG5 is currently in concept stage and was unveiled at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. There had been a rumor that the car will have a 1.5 or 1.8 engines for entry models with a 2013 entry. It is expected to rival the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra, and Volkswagen Golf.
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