Rover revived in Longbridge

Nanjing Automobile Corporation has announced that production of MG cars is to resume at its Longbridge plant in the West Midlands.


Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corporation (NAC) has announced that production of MG cars is to resume at its Longbridge plant in the West Midlands, UK.



Since signing a 33-year lease in 2005, NAC MG has moved the majority of the original MG Rover assembly equipment to its new plant in the New Technology Economic Development Zone in Pukou, Nanjing Province, China.

The company’s mission to ‘revive, maintain and develop MG,’ will start with the manufacture of the MG TF 2-seater sports car for retail in the UK and China.



The newly established manufacturing line in Nanjing will be responsible for much of the assembly process, but all right-hand drive MG TF roadster customer orders will be subject to final assembly in the revived Longbridge plant. NAC MG is planning to resume production in the spring, 2007.