Geely GT Steals Our Hearts, MG Police Car Arrests Them

We have to give Nanjing Auto/Shanghai Auto/Ason Unique credit for taking care of their MG brand. MG/Rover has a long history of making awesome police cars back in Britain and the Chinese version of the company has been making vehicles for both the Chinese police and the army. And while we're not big on Chinese… » 4/22/08 10:40am 4/22/08 10:40am

Spy Photos Of The Volkswagen Lavida, VW's First "China Only" Car

Fans of the vee-dub in China have been chomping at the bit for their very own, super special people's wagon. And while the Volkswagen Lavida may be just a longer version of the Jetta/Bora, it gets a visual treatment more in-line with Chinese tastes. These photos from AutoHome show that this A-class luxury sedan will… » 4/08/08 1:00pm 4/08/08 1:00pm

MG's Still Being Made In Britain? Someone Call The Badge Police

If only the Brits could hold on to their car companies. The moving of their formerly great/adequate/tolerable brands around the world is continuing to create confusion. We know that Tata owns Rover and Nanjing/SAIC owns the MG Rover designs.... or at least we think we know that. We just learned a company in Britain is… » 4/08/08 10:40am 4/08/08 10:40am

SAIC Motors and Nanjing Automobile Group Merge, We Look Forward to Dr.…

Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) has devoured the smaller Nanjing Automobile to make an even larger state-owned automotive company. In the deal, SAIC gets increased capacity in order to compete with foreign car companies and Nanjing will get approximately 320 million shares of SAIC. Though we've had a bit of bad luck with… » 12/26/07 2:30pm 12/26/07 2:30pm

Chinese First to Open Bonnet on New MG

Automotive News reports that the sporting car revival is set to begin at Chinese MG dealers next month. The long version of the MG will pack a 2.5 liter engine and a pricetag of 39,940 bucks. Three shorter versions will feature a 1.8 liter powerplant and a sticker of 22,630 to 26,590 dollars. The MG global launch will… » 8/24/07 11:45am 8/24/07 11:45am

Roewe, Roewe, Roewe Your Boat, Old Chap!

If buying Rover in all but name (thanks to those crafty bastiches in M nchen-Stadt) and slapping a weird melange of 300C and Audi schnoz on the front gives one mad Brit cred, SAIC may as well change its name to Pete Townshend, Carnaby Street or the Earl of March. The Roewe booth at the Shanghai show had the models… » 4/26/07 10:30pm 4/26/07 10:30pm