UK centre of European production for next MG Supermini

02 August 2012 #SMMT News

MG Motor UK, the West Midlands-based automotive manufacturer of parent company, SAIC Motor, will be the centre of European manufacturing for its MG3 Supermini from 2013.

The global car manufacturer already bases its European design and technical centre at its Birmingham site and is expected to inject further capital to create state-of-the-art R&D facilities as part of a worldwide £4.5 billion investment programme.

The MG brand has a long and prestigious history and has seen sales in global markets, particularly China, rise sharply recently. MG3 sales have already begun in China, where the UK-designed and engineered model is one of the country’s best-sellers.

The majority of engineering and design work for the global manufacturer takes place in the UK, benefiting from world-class engineering capability and expertise. As momentum grows for the MG brand, it plans to introduce vehicles in additional markets, including Egypt and Uruguay.

The UK is home to seven volume car manufacturers, eight major premium and sports car producers, and more than 100 specialist brands. Additionally, seven commercial vehicle and 10 bus and coach manufacturers are based in the UK. For more information about companies that manufacture vehicles in the UK, download SMMT’s Motor Industry Facts 2012 publication.


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