Laura Biss of MG Motor UK

Depending on how old you are, you probably remember MG as a maker of affordable sportscars, or hotted up Rover saloons. Either way, you might not realise that it is possible, once again, to buy an MG in the UK.

After MG Rover collapsed in 2005, Chinese company Nanjing Automobile bought most of what was left, including the Longbridge factory and the rights to the MG name.

Nanjing was swallowed up by the giant Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) in 2009, who started building cars under the Roewe (Rover) and MG badges, for sale in China.

By 2011, SAIC thought the time was right to relaunch the MG brand in the UK, forming MG Motor UK Limited. The mid-size MG6 hatchback and saloon spearheaded the project, joined by the MG3 supermini in 2013.

With sales growing rapidly and the 2014 British Touring Car Championship Manufacturers’ crown under its belt, Only Motors went along to MG Motor’s Longbridge headquarters and talked to PR Manager Laura Biss about life at MG.

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