First British-built Chinese MGs due off the line on 29 May
29 May 2007

The first new MGs to be built in the UK for over two years are due to roll off the production line at Longbridge today (29 May).MG’s owner, Chinese firm Nanjing Automotive, said that it would start to build the MG TF roadster at the plant.Initially the cars will merely be assembled in Longbridge from parts imported from China, but plans are for the plant to make TF roadster bodies. Currently 150 workers are based at the site, though this number may rise.The new cars are due to go on sale in October 2007. Nanjing has already started initial production of the MG7 – its version of the former MG ZT saloon – at its factory in China.

Our Verdict


The MG TF is undeniably flawed, but it is an appealing driver’s car nonetheless

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