The Roewe 550 was exported to a number of countries around the world, but in markets where its nameplate wouldn’t mean much, the Shanghai engineered nailed MG badges to them.
You’ll find these badge engineered cross-breeds on sale in South America, Russia and various other Asian markets.
MG 550 gallery
If in years to come, you’re on your travels and see MG badged Roewes, this is quite normal – it’s just a case of Chinese badge engineering. Echoes of Chinese Leyland perhaps?
The badging seems to vary between the carefully Photoshopped press images and the actual road-going car, which does away with the Roewe shaped badge plinth for its MG octagon. Also note the union flag badge on the front wings of the red car…