Blog: Mad marque mix-up

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

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NOW that SAIC has made its global ambitions clear, it has started down the path of global acquisitions. Recently it picked up a 49 per cent stake in Korea’s Ssangyong – the company responsible for the hideous Musso – so, before long (assuming the deal gets inked), MGR and Ssangyong will be bed fellows with SAIC…

Rumours are already circulating, stating that MG Rover has several of the company’s new SUV, the Rexton, on evaluation with a view to Anglicizing it and selling it here in the UK as one of its own products. A similar deal to the CityRover/TATA Indica deal.

Obviously, if the company was to market it, the Rover name cannot be attached to it, so people supposedly in the know are hinting the new MGR SUV could, in fact, be marketed as an MG.

In response to this assertation, we say that if MG Rover wishes to trash MG’s image, and fly in the face of the marque’s impeccable 80-year heritage, then go ahead, but otherwise:

PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON
PLEASE DON’T BUILD AN MG REXTON

I think in the long run, your MG customers will think you very, very much…

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

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...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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