By David Benson
Rover has promised to revive the classic MG sports car.
“MG is a great marque in its own right and we will no longer use it for cynical badge engineering on our mass produced passenger cars,” said commercial director Kevin Morley. “It will only be used again for a real MG sports car which we are designing at the moment.”
Roy Axe, head of styling at Rover and responsible for the successful 200 and 400 series, will design a car to replace the best-loved open two-seater ever built. It needs to be cheaper than the new Mazda MX-5 and the Lotus Elan, the current trend setters for affordable open sports cars.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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