MG Motor UK has set its nineteenth consecutive monthly sales record by recording its best-ever May performance MG sold 1,212 cars in May 2019 – the second biggest month ever for the manufacturer May result was almost 50% higher than May 2018 MG is the UK’s fastest-growing car manufacturer MG Motor UK is celebrating its […]
MG Rover Group Limited and Subsidiary Companies – In Administration – Sale of Assets 22/07/2005 00:00 The joint administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers have announced the sale of the assets of both MG Rover Group and its engine producer, Powertrain Limited to Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corporation. The sale concludes a three month process following the collapse of […]
The Department of Trade and Industry has been accused by opposition MPs of aiding the collapse of MG Rover. Charles Hendry MP, the Tories’ industry spokesman, says: “The Government proceeded to bring forward the closure of the company so that it happened at the beginning of an election campaign and not towards the end. The […]
By Chris Morley, Evening Mail MG ROVER’S attempts to break into the glamour world of racing succeeded in selling fewer than ten cars – and clocked up £48 million debts. The Phoenix Four’s bid to create a “halo effect” to boost the image of the group proved a hugely expensive flop, selling cars at £80,000 […]
Julia Finch, City editor of the Guardian The consultant director of design claims senior staff wasted company cash by taking business flights to Europe from Birmingham airport, when they could have flown for a fraction of the price on low-cost carriers. He also accused the car group’s top executives of naivety in the way they […]
MG Rover Group Limited – in administration The joint administrators of MG Rover Group Limited will be holding a news conference on Friday 10 June at 1.30pm to provide an update on the company’s affairs. The conference, which follows the MG Rover Group Limited creditors’ meeting, will take place in the Arden Room at the […]
Chapman Automotive: Is bidding for the MG brand, the MG TF and the plant to manufacture it. It claims funding from a consortium including an overseas vehicle manufacture, a US based investment fund with a wealthy investor. The Chapman plan involves reviving TF production and moving it to another West Midlands facility, but not producing […]
MG Rover Group Limited and subsidiary companies (in administration) – update by the joint administrators – 20 May 2005 20/05/2005 13:07 The joint administrators of MG Rover Group Limited asked potential bidders to provide proof of funds for their bids by the end of last week and have spent this week examining these. Interest in […]
Chapman Automotive Limited is in the final stages of putting together a bid to purchase assets related to MG from the administrators of MG Rover Group Limited and Powertrain Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Finance for the bid – which relates only to the MG brand, the TF two-seater sports car and associated manufacturing equipment – is supported […]
Free Website www.mgrovertoptalent.com has been launched (Tuesday 10th May) to help anybody who has been affected by the recent closure of MG Rover, Longbridge Birmingham back into work. Former Head of Training at MG Rover Longbridge, Jo Cameron of www.enliven-uk.com has teamed up with Paul Curtis of www.theateammarketing.com and local award winning web designers www.threadcreative.co.uk […]
Following on from the news that MG Rover was being put into administration, there has been widespread speculation about the effect this might have on residual values. According to Glass’s, a definitive situation regarding increased rates of depreciation for MG and Rover-branded cars has yet to emerge fully, with most dealers unwilling to make dramatic […]
Following the demise of MG Rover, independent warranty company, Warranty Direct is offering MG Rover customers 20% off any new warranty policy purchased. The offer is applicable to cars under 5 years old. Last Wednesday, the administrators, PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), wrote to MG Rover dealers confirming that they will no longer be able to meet […]
Statement: During the course of this past week the administrator, PWC, the Trades Unions, the DTI and members of the management team have explored every avenue aimed at avoiding today’s redundancy announcements. Clearly, not enough progress has been made on this to provide comfort for the administrators, and for the DTI, to continue the payment […]
Desford, UK – 12 April 2005 – XPart, the company that owns and operates the entire spare parts business for MG Rover, today reassured owners that the ongoing parts support of their vehicles is in good hands. XPart, a division of Caterpillar Logistics Services, is largely unaffected by the current difficulties at MG Rover and […]
The Board of directors has met with PriceWaterhouseCoopers this morning. The directors are taking the necessary steps to appoint administrators from PWC for MG Rover Group and Powertrain. Following the completion of these formalities the administrators will issue a statement and press release later today. All employees are asked to come to work normally on […]
The board of MG Rover has asked Price Waterhouse Coopers to accept engagement to advise the board of directors on the current position of the company. The management is committed to working closely with the Trade Unions, DTI and Advantage West Midlands agency who can provide support. This is a deeply worrying time for everyone […]
LEWIS DAY EMBRACE THE UNMISTAKEABLE STYLE OF ROVER When you operate an executive car service you want to offer an experience that’s welcoming and refined, style that’s distinctive and elegant in an environment that feels effortlessly reserved and stress free. Having recently taken delivery of 128 Rover 75s Lewis Day Transport provides that exact same […]
The Sun leads the way with MG Rover news. The picture ellegedly leaked by someone from the Longbridge reveals the concept for the RD/X60, and is something of an evolution from the TCV we’ve been expecting. Of course, it can be assumed this is in no way an official picture, and it may well be […]
While ice and snow brought the UK to a standstill, one lady was using the elements to her advantage. Down the icy curves and straights of the World Cup bobsleigh tracks, MG sponsored-Sandra Kiriasis and her German team were cutting up speeds of over 80 miles per hour and taking corners at four times the […]
MG Rover Group today announces it is equipping all Rover 75 and MG ZT models with integrated wiring for hands-free telephones. To complement this action, a full range of compatible phone kits offering extensive choice and value is now available from dealerships. By making the ‘hands free’ wiring part of the standard line build specification, […]
Geneva, 1 March – It is 100 years since Herbert Austin founded the Austin Motor Company at Longbridge in the UK. Today, he is to be honoured by the European Automotive Hall of Fame. He will be remembered alongside other industry legends such as Henry Ford, Karl Benz, Etorre Bugatti, Alec Issigonis and Armand Peugeot. […]
We all know hi-tech robots build cars, but you can’t just plug them into a three-pin socket in the factory wall and expect them to work their magic. They need power – and lots of it. But when we heard about what’s beating at the heart of MG Rover’s Longbridge factory, we had to get […]
MG Rover today announced that it has signed a 10-year agreement to meet its long-term compliance with the new UK End of Life Vehicle (ELV) ‘Producer Responsibility’ Regulations 2005. In partnership with http://Cartakeback.com Limited, MG Rover will provide owners with access to a national network of facilities that will ensure environmentally acceptable treatment of end-of […]
MG Rover Group launches its new advertising for Rover this week, targeting a discerning, affluent audience. It is the first work from St Luke’s since the agency was awarded the business and marks a return to Rover’s focus on product quality and design heritage. The press and radio campaign features Rover’s new ‘Leather as Standard’ […]
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MG is Back
Today, MG is more than an iconic octagonal badge; it is once again a motoring force to be reckoned with. Our much-loved British brand has been re-launched with the financial backing of one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, which allows us to stand tall in the global market.
The new range of MG models, that have been designed and engineered at our site in Longbridge, Birmingham, include the MG3, MG GS and MG ZS.
The MG6 was the first in a new generation of MG cars and was a contemporary fastback, specifically designed to meet the varied needs of our busy customers. Launched initially in 2011, and followed by the new MG6 in 2015, it encompasses everything you’d expect from great British brand.
The MG3, which was launched in 2013, is a supermini packed with more fun, practicality and specification than any of its rivals, and at just a fraction of the cost. In 2016, moving with the times, Stop-Start was added to the MG3, but more excitingly, MG launched the MG GS and with it, a first venture into the exciting, yet highly competitive, SUV market with a new 5-year/80,000-mile warranty. The MG GS, with its stylish looks, high specification and affordable pricing, marks another milestone in MG’s future development.
In 2017, MG launched the MG ZS, the brand new compact-SUV which marks an exciting new era of the iconic company. The MG ZS comes with an industry leading fully-manufacturer backed, transferable 7 year/80,000-mile warranty.
With strong financial backing and a bright future, MG is ready to write the most exciting chapter in what is already a very colourful story.
BRITISH DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
MG’s site in Birmingham is home to the European Engineering Technical Centre and Design Studio, as well as a manufacturing facility and the Headquarters of MG Motor UK. It is at the Headquarters that the UK Sales and Marketing team have re-launched the MG brand here in its home market.
EUROPEAN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CENTRE
Our team of 300 engineers based in the European Engineering Technical Centre is responsible for developing the initial concepts for all new MG vehicles. The department also ensures that each model meets the latest in European legislation and customer requirements. This includes everything from crash testing to refinement, as well as making sure the drive and handling is second to none. Under the leadership of David Lindley, the engineers here work on all MG products for Europe, and support product development in China and other world markets. In addition, the UK Technical Centre houses cutting-edge engine testing equipment to help develop our cars. In fact, the team is currently heavily involved in the global development of a new power train initiative, with a focus on creating new green technologies.
Led by British designer Tony Williams-Kenny, the UK team is responsible for the interior and exterior design of all MG products across the globe. The dedicated 25-strong team works in a new state-of-the-art facility which opened in Birmingham in June 2010. It takes designs from 2D rendering, through virtual reality into full size 3D clay models.
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