This must seem like a step back in time for Brits who haven't seen an MG Streetwise since 2005. But China's Nanjing is reviving the model, which traces its roots all the way back to the Honda-sourced Rover 200 circa 1995. But in China's car industry — at least at the moment — 1995 technology isn't quite past its sell-by date. Car magazine speculates this car could have been built before MG-Rover melted down, and before the tooling was shipped off to Nanjing's own facilities. But the next bunch will likely be China-built. Considering Nanjing still builds a car based on a 1984 Seat, the Streetwise is like a car of the future.
MG Streetwise scooped [Car]
What's Next? Nanjing MG-Rover Brochure [internal]