New MGs could be sold through Vauxhall dealers
The former Rover car plant at Longbridge in Birmingham will be building MG cars again from 2011 and its products could be sold in the UK through Vauxhall dealerships.
The discussions, revealed by MG's marketing director in a chat with fans online yesterday, will build on an existing agreement in China which allows Vauxhall parent company GM to sell its cars there via MG owner SAIC's dealer network.
President of GM China, Kevin Wale, admitted that his company was in discussion with the Chinese car manufacturer: "We have agreed in a memorandum of understanding that we would discuss the potential for MG to be distributed in the UK."
It is understood that the discussions also include the option of Vauxhall assisting MG with creating its own dealership network from scratch.
MG is launching its first all-new model in 15 years, the MG6 hatchback, in Birmingham in the New Year and it has already received positive feedback from motoring journalists who have driven the car.