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News : MG GS undergoes pre-(UK) launch testing

News : MG GS undergoes pre-(UK) launch testing

In June 2016, the new MG GS goes on sale in the UK. To mark the occasion, MG has been sharing images from its development, from the design brief and early sketches through to what it’s gone through to ensure it performs at its best. All new models are put through their paces, and the MG GS is […]

News : Countdown commences for MG GS unveiling

News : Countdown commences for MG GS unveiling

The right kind of car for current market trends. Can MG fully capitalise on this?  The countdown is on and MG Motor UK will be unveiling its all-new crossover to attendees of the London Motor Show on 6-8 May. MG Motor UK announced in October last year that it was the first volume manufacturer to […]

News : MG EX234 prototype comes up for sale

News : MG EX234 prototype comes up for sale

The MG EX234 prototype hits the auction scene, coming up for sale with Bonhams at its Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on 24 June. It’s one of the many fascinating ‘might have beens’ in the history of MG marque, with design kicking off in 1964 when Abingdon’s engineers’ thoughts turned to a ‘next generation’ MGB that would have better chassis dynamics: specifically, the new car would incorporate the independent rear suspension intended for the original but abandoned as too expensive.

News Analysis : Making the business case for a new UK-built MG sports car…

News Analysis : Making the business case for a new UK-built MG sports car…

Clive Goldthorp Could Vauxhall’s GT Concept point the way to a new MG sports car? We can dream… Ask diehard MG enthusiasts which new model they would most like to see SAIC Motor launch and the vast majority will probably say a two-seater sports car. AROnline has discussed ‘the sports car question’ with both Guy Jones, the then […]

News Analysis : MG GS – why the price has to be right…

News Analysis : MG GS – why the price has to be right…

Clive Goldthorp MG Motor UK has not, as yet, issued any official photographs of the UK-specification MG GS – this is a Chinese market model MG Motor UK has recently announced that the marque’s first-ever SUV, the MG GS, will be launched here in June. The new model, which is reportedly the first of three […]

News : MG GS caught testing in the UK

News : MG GS caught testing in the UK

MG Motor UK’s new Qashqai rival, the sharp-looking GS SUV is now testing in the UK, and sporting Birmingham number plates. The car, which was snapped by AROnline reader, Steve Webb on the M42 last week, is powered by a GM/SAIC 1.5-litre engine according to DVLA registration data – although we rather hope it’s actually sporting the promising 2.0-litre turbo that powers the launch models in China.

News : MG Motor UK opens flagship London showroom

News : MG Motor UK opens flagship London showroom

Earlier this year MG Motor UK announced it would be opening its flagship showroom in the prestigious area of Piccadilly, London. Today, members of the public and invited guests are gathering to celebrate the official opening of this exciting new store. This new showroom, part of MG’s major expansion of dealerships, is a significant move […]

Video of the Week : X Power MG SV Promotional Video

Video of the Week : X Power MG SV Promotional Video

Mike Humble Well, this is a bit of a strange one, as I personally never saw this video at dealer level although my sources confirm it’s a genuine MGR production. However, if you want any more proof that MG Rover were scraping the bottom of the barrel for ideas, then this short and narration free video […]

News : Best April sales figures to date for MG Motor

News : Best April sales figures to date for MG Motor

MG continues its sales success with latest figures revealing April 2015 as the best for April registrations since MG Motor UK was formed. Following the release of the new car registrations from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), MG is pleased to see a 39 per cent increase on April 2014’s figures. The […]

News : MG’s latest TV ad campaign gets into gear

News : MG’s latest TV ad campaign gets into gear

The latest MG advert, launching the new MG6, will be popping up on TV screens across the country throughout May as part of MG Motor UK’s latest marketing campaign. The new commercial features the latest version of the MG6 and incorporates the popular MG3. The advert will appear on channels from tomorrow and will run until the end of May. […]

News : MG Motor UK set to maximise BTCC dividend in 2015

News : MG Motor UK set to maximise BTCC dividend in 2015

Words: Clive Goldthorp Photographs: Simon Davies MG Motor UK and the now rebranded Triple Eight Racing’s original three-year British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) deal was crowned with victory in the Manufacturers’/Constructors’ Championship last season but the two partners lost little time in confirming that their successful relationship would continue into 2015. However, after an off-season during […]

News Analysis : Alfa Romeo and MG – two famous sporting marques fighting for their futures…

News Analysis : Alfa Romeo and MG – two famous sporting marques fighting for their futures…

Clive Goldthorp The third of Top Gear’s  “Ten Commandments for Proper Petrolheads” reads as follows: “Thou shalt own an Alfa Romeo.” Messrs. Clarkson, Hammond and May reckon that, “to be a bona fide petrolhead at some point you have to own, or have owned an Alfa Romeo.” Indeed, when Jeremy Clarkson reviewed the Alfa Romeo […]

News : Jack Goff completes MG and Triple Eight Racing’s BTCC line-up for 2015

News : Jack Goff completes MG and Triple Eight Racing’s BTCC line-up for 2015

The reigning Constructor/Manufacturer Champions, Triple Eight Racing, have signed BRDC SuperStar Jack Goff on a one-year race deal to compete alongside 2013 Drivers’ Champion Andrew Jordan in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in a second works-supported MG6. The Briton, 23, made his series debut in 2013 after clinching the 2012 Clio Cup UK […]

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 a […]

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 […]