MG to return to Longbridge
4 July 2006

Chinese firm Nanjing Automotive has confirmed that it is to go ahead with car production at the former MG Rover factory in Longbridge, which closed last year with the loss of around 6000 jobs.

Nanjing, which has a 33-year lease on part of the Longbridge site, will also build cars in China. The firm is believed to be keen to keep Longbridge because of the paint shop there - an expensive facility which is difficult to move. It is thought that the TF roadster is the most likely candidate for production.

The managing director of Nanjing, Yu Jianwei, is to release full details of the firm’s plans at a press conference before the British motor show later this month. Log on to Autocar.co.uk for the latest developments.

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