Duke Hale Says: Never Mind Nanjing, MG to Be Built in the US

The Nanjing-Oklahoma Saga sounds could be an epic novel about the railroad building in the old west, and the name of Duke T. Hale fits someone who might be hiding a pickaxe under his ten-gallon hat. Of course, Hale, president and CEO of the newly formed MG Cars North America/Europe, is actually an auto industry veteran who's worked for Ford, Chrysler, Volvo, Mazda, Isuzu and Lotus. In his latest job, he's got the unenviable task of reviving a storied British marque — known as much for electrical fires as for open-top exhilaration — which is now owned by a Chinese company, by way of a plan that calls for building cars in Oklahoma. On top of that, he's got a boss who may not understand questions from the press, and thus wind up talking out of school. Edmunds' Michele Krebs recently interviewed Hale about MG's return, the Chinese connection, and what manner of open- or closed-top sportsters might we expect in the US.

Bringing MG back to America via the People's Republic of China [Edmunds]

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