News : NAC picks up De Tomaso

News : NAC picks up De Tomaso

Keith Adams The innovative new De Tomaso Deauville – last shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 – is off to China, after a protracted fight by its maker to keep the project on track in Italy. The car, which is an interesting high-bodied fastback designed for versatility mooted for an annual production run […]

MG TF LE500 Reduced in Price

MG Enthusiast Magazine MG UK is implementing the full 2.5% VAT reduction on the TF LE500 from 1st December 2008. The TF LE500 is now priced at £16,055 following the Government’s announcement to cut VAT from 17.5% to 15%. The TF LE500 comes with a host of features like hard top, rear parking sensors, leather […]

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MG : Chinese MG 5 production set to commence in 2009

Clive Goldthorp Leading Chinese Automotive Industry website,, yesterday reported that construction work on Phase Two of the MG facility at Pukou in Nanjing has now started following a $376.24m investment by parent company SAIC Group. Gao Yunhang, an Assistant General Manager with MG, said that construction would be completed in 2009 and that the […]

Press Report : High Court showdown over rights for the X POWER

Jon Griffin, Business Editor, Birmingham Mail, 17th November, 2008   A HIGH Court showdown has been ordered over badge rights to the world’s most expensive MG – with a tiny West Midland firm pitted against one of the world’s biggest car makers. Trademarks Court official Allan James has ruled that Chinese group Nanjing’s claim for an […]

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MG X POWER : The IPO’s Hearing Officer delivers his decision

Clive Goldthorp   The dispute about the ownership of the MG X POWER Trade Mark between MG Sports and Racing Europe Limited and Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corporation has received relatively little coverage in the national media (See: News Digests dated the 10th July, 2008 and the 25th October, 2008) until now and, as a consequence, not […]

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Honda: Taking NAC MG’s lead in the UK?

Clive Goldthorp THE real significance of Honda Motor Company Limited (Honda) President and CEO Takeo Fukui’s recent announcement that the new MY09 Honda Jazz will be built at Honda of the UK Manufacturing Limited’s facility in Swindon seems to have been rather lost amidst all the doom and gloom generated by the impact of the […]

Press Report : 90 per cent of former Rover staff back in work Editorial Team, 13th November, 2008 THREE years on from the collapse of MG Rover in April 2005, 90 per cent of workers who lost their jobs have found new employment, but most have taken significant pay cuts, researchers found. A study of a sample of the 6300 workers ex-Rover workers who lost their jobs […]

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