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News : Updated – More images of new MG GS SUV released in China

News : Updated – More images of new MG GS SUV released in China

Clive Goldthorp A number of first official images of MG’s new C-segment SUV were released by SAIC Motor in China last month (shown above and below). The production version of the CS SUV Concept, which was originally unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2013, is scheduled to be launched at Auto Shanghai in April, 2015 and will reach Chinese […]

News : MG records 361 per cent growth in UK registrations during 2014

News : MG records 361 per cent growth in UK registrations during 2014

MG was today confirmed as the fastest growing automotive brand in the UK during 2014 according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The re-emerging brand grew sales by 361 per cent following a highly successful launch of its new MG3 supermini, a major expansion of the Dealer Network and the addition of […]

News : Andrew Jordan joins MG and Triple Eight Racing for 2015 BTCC campaign

News : Andrew Jordan joins MG and Triple Eight Racing for 2015 BTCC campaign

MG Motor UK and the newly re-branded Triple Eight Racing (formerly Triple Eight Race Engineering) have today announced that British Touring Car ace, Andrew Jordan has signed a one-year deal to drive a factory-supported MG6 GT with the reigning manufacturer-constructors in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Jordan, 2013 BTCC champion and a 14-times race […]

News : MG Motor UK says MG3 and MG6 90th Anniversary models are “selling like hot cakes”

News : MG Motor UK says MG3 and MG6 90th Anniversary models are “selling like hot cakes”

MG Motor UK has today said that the MG3 and MG6 90th Anniversary Limited Edition models “are selling like hot cakes, with most of the 90 vehicles already sold out.” The company has confirmed that, if all 90 vehicles are sold within 90 days, one lucky customer will go on to win an MG3. The MG 90th Anniversary Limited Editions […]

News : MG CS SUV and EV Concepts make public debut at MG90

News : MG CS SUV and EV Concepts make public debut at MG90

Clive Goldthorp MG Motor UK chose last weekend’s MG Car Club-promoted MG90 event at Silverstone to introduce two significant new concept vehicles to the wider British public for the first time – the MG CS SUV Concept and the MG EV Concept both give an interesting glimpse of the direction which the storied MG marque will be taking […]

News : Race-spec MG3 Trophy revealed at MG90

News : Race-spec MG3 Trophy revealed at MG90

Clive Goldthorp MG Motor UK wowed the crowds celebrating the marque’s 90th Anniversary during the MG Car Club-promoted MG90 event at Silverstone last weekend by revealing the fully race-prepared MG3 Trophy. The racing version of MG’s B-segment MG3 supermini has been developed at MG Birmingham by a seven-man SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre (SMTC UK) […]

News : MG5 Sedan breaks cover before launch

News : MG5 Sedan breaks cover before launch

Keith Adams The second model in the MG5 range appears to have broken cover before its official launch in China later this year. The new car, whose pictures have been published by Car News China, will initially be powered by the 1.5-litre NSE engine in naturally aspirated and turbocharged form, but has not yet been confirmed […]

The cars : MG RV8

The cars : MG RV8

Work on a new MG sports car was a running theme within Austin Rover and the Rover from 1984 onwards. The success of the MG “M” models had kept the flame of the Octagon alive, but what people wanted – and what market researchers repeatedly told the company was that the public wanted – was […]

News : Electric MG Dynamo unveiled

News : Electric MG Dynamo unveiled

The MG Dynamo concept has been unveiled, showing the company’s latest electric technology. The car, conceived as a rival to the Renault Zoe and Volkswagen E-up!, is a development of the Roewe E1, which went on sale in China as the E50 (below) at the beginning of 2013. MG says that, if the Dynamo is well received here, it will […]

News : MG6 starts plying its trade as a taxi

News : MG6 starts plying its trade as a taxi

The first MG6 to be licensed as a taxi in the UK has just begun to ply its trade in Barton-upon Humber, introduced by new taxi firm: Barton 1V. Simon Weakley and Mike Davies discussed setting up a new taxi firm in their town, leading them to contact Maple Garage and conclude a deal which resulted […]

News : MG CS and MG5 caught testing in China

News : MG CS and MG5 caught testing in China

Keith Adams For readers in the UK, 2013 and 2014 will be all about the MG3. However, in China, where the product plan is usually running a couple of years ahead, the company is already gearing up for its long-awaited small SUV – previewed in the CS concept in 2013 – and the unexpected MG5 saloon. […]

News : After the 3, what’s next for MG Motor UK?

News : After the 3, what’s next for MG Motor UK?

Clive Goldthorp A number of interesting MG-related stories were circulating in the international motoring media prior to the Christmas and New Year holiday so AROnline reckoned that the turn of the year was a good time to give Sales and Marketing Director, Guy Jones, the opportunity to comment on some of those reports as well as to reflect […]

News : MG adds third car to 2014 BTCC line-up

News : MG adds third car to 2014 BTCC line-up

Former British F3 Champion Marc Hynes has chosen to return to BTCC in an MG6 for the 2014 season, the third MG6 running in the Championship next year. Hynes, 35, will race a Triple Eight-prepared MG6 and will dovetail the BTCC programme with his current management role with the Marussia F1 Team. The addition of […]

News : MG6, now with lower tax and emissions

News : MG6, now with lower tax and emissions

MG has improved its MG6 GT and Magnette diesel range by cutting CO2 levels to 129g/km. The improvements mean both MGs are an attractive proposition for fleet managers, with tax group D status and a BIK rate of 20 per cent. MG has also improved fuel consumption to 57.6mpg and improved overall refinement. The changes […]

News : MG3 prices revealed – starting at £8399

News : MG3 prices revealed – starting at £8399

Clive Goldthorp MG Motor UK has confirmed the prices and specifications for the new MG3 supermini, which will be in the company’s dealerships from next month. The two key points are that all four models in the range are available for under £10,000 on the road and that their predicted Insurance Group Rating will be […]

News : Deloitte loses MG Rover Disciplinary Tribunal

News : Deloitte loses MG Rover Disciplinary Tribunal

AROnline recently reported that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) would be holding a Disciplinary Tribunal into the conduct of MG Rover and the Phoenix Four’s Accountants, Deloitte (formerly Deloitte & Touche). The hearing took place earlier this week and was effectively an appeal against an earlier ruling which stated that Deloitte had failed to manage conflicts of interest between […]

News : MG Rover’s Accountants face Disciplinary Tribunal

News : MG Rover’s Accountants face Disciplinary Tribunal

Keith Adams Reuters are reporting that MG Rover Group’s Accountants, Deloitte, will face a Disciplinary Tribunal later this month – the independent panel will be examining the firm’s conduct as Advisers and Auditors of MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four Directors from 2000, when they acquired the UK carmaker from BMW Group for a nominal £10, until the company went into administration in May, 2005. The Financial […]

News : MG6 prices tumble with ‘no VAT’ deals

News : MG6 prices tumble with ‘no VAT’ deals

MG Motor UK might be preparing for the arrival of the new MG3, but slow sales of the MG6 range are still a concern for the company’s 30 UK dealers. With that in mind, the company has launched what it describes as a 0% VAT deal across the range, resulting in some tempting drive away […]

News Analysis : No smoke and mirrors at MG Birmingham…

News Analysis : No smoke and mirrors at MG Birmingham…

Words: Clive Goldthorp Photographs: Adam Sloman AROnline has already run two stories about the recent MG3 Media Launch at MG Birmingham – News: MG3 revealed with personalisation options and News: MG’s European Design Centre expanded – but, in essence, two key themes emerged from the presentations delivered by SAIC Motor’s Global Design Director, Anthony Williams-Kenny, his UK-based colleague and Vice-Director, Design, […]

News : MG’s European Design Centre expanded

News : MG’s European Design Centre expanded

Photography: Adam Sloman SAIC Motor’s European Design Centre at MG Birmingham has more than doubled in size just three years after the original design studio opened. The latest investment from SAIC Motor, MG’s parent company, follows on from more than £500m invested in the development of new models for Europe. Staff in the newly expanded […]