The history of MG Cars
MG Cars is a company from the Foggy Albion, currently owned by the Chinese Nanjing Automobile Group. In the past, the company primarily specialized in sports cars, but today it is primarily focused on cars. The whole MG Cars model range.
MG made a name for herself first of all thanks to the two-seater sports convertibles, which was a very interesting and unusual design for its time. The main production was in Abingdon, near Oxford. In the period 1990 – 2000, the MG belonged to BMW, and since 2005, its owner NAG, who restored the production line of sports cars.
The founder of the company was the bicycle mechanic Morris, who at the beginning of the 20th century opened a car retailer, which by 1910 had already become a major center of car sales “Morris Garage”. After 13 years, the company came to realize the need to produce and sell its own cars under the brand name MG. Created on the basis of the car Maurice Minor, equipped with an overhead valve motor, the cars have a reputation as fast and relatively inexpensive sports cars.
The first car that made the MG brand popular was the two-seater roadster Midget. The success of this model inspired modern designers to create the TF roadster.
Brand Height and Decay
The company’s prosperity was at the end of the 50s, after joining British Motor Corporation together with other domestic manufacturer Austin Motor Company. New corporate developments literally saved the company.
For example, the new suspension for the first time on the Y-type has been so well received that it has been used on a number of other new vehicles. The success came with new roadsters: MGA, MGB, MGC, MGB GT fastback and the updated Midget line.
In 1968, Rover, Jaguar, and Triumph were added to the Navy, transforming it into a completely new association, the British Leyland Corporation. There is no room for MG in the development strategy of the new association and it is stopped to finance, nationalize and dissolve the staff of the plant.
But in 1982, the BLC decided to produce small-capacity machines with the MG logo. So it appeared on Metro, Maestro, Montego, and a small, fully electric Impact.
After the acquisition of the Nanjing company, the production of the former MV models with some upgrade is being established in its territory. For example, very similar to Rover 75 model MG7, sedans MG350, MG550, MG750.
In the winter of 2007, NAC merged with SAIC, which eventually brought MG back to its historic homeland. In the autumn of 2008, MG finally produces its first own model, the MGTF LE 500, after a long period of downtime. And in May 2011, the production of hatchback class C – MG6 GT is being established.
Almost at the same time the plant presented a sedan of the same class MG6 Magnette. 2013 was marked by a five-door hatchback show MG 3, and in the fall of the same year the first copy was sold.
Currently, MG3 and MG6 are successfully sold as GT, Magnette and BTCC Edition kits. The company plans to produce small crossovers MG CS and MG Icon. Rumor has it that a coupe and possibly a convertible are under development. The company is developing steadily, continuing the long tradition of the company.