Word's come down from the People's 'Public of Chizza: The first Chinese-built MG will roll off the line, completely without irony, on new parent company Nanjing's 60th birthday. That date is March 27, 2007, according to Nanjing's deputy chairman Lu Zhenxin. The company's new factory, now under constructon, is reportedly being tooled up with an eye toward turning out 200,000 MG cars and a quarter-million engines per year. The shuttered UK-based MG plant in Longbridge, which will handle some final assembly chores of the decade-old TF, could open exactly two years from the date of its closure (April 8, 2005), while a US plant in Oklahoma could open its doors in 2008.
Chinese MG production date set [Autoblog]
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