MG History

MG not defiere history in excess of other British signatures, at least in his genesis. A concessionaire of a big signature, in this case Cecil Kimber, who had Morris’s representation in Oxford, began modifying the cars that it was selling to take part with them in competition in highway.

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The success of the first models they provided orders to him and, little by little, what was only a parallel activity turned into the principal one. This way it began MG, modifying Morris for competition and selling short series of cars as the Super Sport 14/28, derivative of Morris Oxford, with open bodywork of two or four squares. Kimber kept on throwing new built models of handmade form, until in 1928 it met in the nail on the presentation of the Midget, a sports child of 847 cc that was using the platform of Morris Minor.

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Child and Spartan, although very sports, the Midget supposed an authentic success in sales up to the point of which Kimber turned out to be forced to buy an old leather factory in Abingdon to initiate there the serial production.

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In the thirties, the MG added innumerable victories in the highway tests and even ran in mille Miglia. The most important of these victories achieved the big Tazio Nuvolari in Tourist Trophy, in Island of Man, where with a MG Magnette established a mark that was not beaten until 1951. The children MG captivated for his sportsmanship the North American soldiers emphasized in the United Kingdom, which took them back to the United States.

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To face to the demand, MG had to extend the production of the successor of the Midget, the Type T, and decided to leave the careers to concentrate on the serial production.

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In 1955, the signature threw the Type A, more refined and expensive. By that time, the mark already was part of British Motor Corporation, after his merger years earlier with Austin. It implied that MG was spending to make of his plant Austin Healey and was beginning developing the MG B, which was his only product to the sale between 1962, year of his throwing like substitute of the A, and in 1980, year in which I stop the production.

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Integrated to the consortium British Leyland along with Austin, Rover, Jaguar and Triumph, the mark MG served simply to designate the most powerful versions of Austin’s models, before disappearing definitely in 1986. Fortunately, the Rover privatization allowed to recover the mark and, under the name MG, a child appeared in 1996 roadster two-seater of central engine, the MG F, which is still supported in production and to which they have been added it, in a return to the recent past, promoted versions of the Rover 25, 45 and 75.

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After happening, (together with Rover and Mini) for BMW hands, the signature remained alone with Rover. The MG-Rover bankruptcy in 2005 took it almost to the disappearance, but now this in a new way thanks to the Chinese group SAIC.

Mid-Range MG 6 Launches In Shanghai

The MG 6 mid-class hatchback, equipped with a 1.8-liter turbo engine, will be produced by SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co in a plant in Lingang.

“There will be market potential for the MG 6 if SAIC prices the car competitively,” said Ye Sheng, an auto analyst at automotive consulting firm, B. Thinking Management, in Shanghai.

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The nation’s biggest car maker will also start production of the MG 6 in a plant in the United Kingdom next year as it tries to revive the 85-year history of the British icon globally. It said the MG 6, which debuted at the Shanghai auto show in April, is specifically designed for Asian and European markets.

SAIC has operated the sporty MG brand as its own since the car maker acquired smaller domestic rival Nanjing Auto at the end of 2007. SAIC now produces the MG 7, MG 3SW and MG TF sports car in China as well as the Roewe series that came from the Rover Group of the UK.
Despite its western pedigree, MG remains first and foremost a brand focused on the Chinese market first and overseas markets second, and if it can assuage western concerns about product safety and quality upon its British launch next year, it could give Chinese (or at least Chinese-owned) car companies a much-needed PR boost.