We’re not too familiar with MG the British automaker that’s now owned by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), but we defiantly caught a few MG5 and, possibly an MG6, testing in Colorado. Is this a hint at a possible return? Is a local automaker looking to partner-up with MG? Why come all the way over to the USA for automotive testing?
You can read about MG’s return to the UK (here).
Here’s an excerpt from our own MG database regarding their past and current ownership: “MG stopped selling cars in the United States in the early 1980s, but their popularity here is still strong. As such, I have kept an eye on their constant changes in ownership and their products. I even visited their display at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and got the impression they were anxious to get back into the United Kingdom, and perhaps the United States.
MG (Morris Garages) was founded by Cecil Kimber in 1924. The company exchanged hands multiple times before being sold off to Nanjing Automobile in 2006. Shortly thereafter, Nanjing Automobile and MG Motor became a subsidiary of the China-based Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) in 2007.” – – TFLCar
Everyone at The Fast Lane Car is mighty curious about this one. Check out the MG spy video!