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Nanjing Signs Longbridge Lease, Whither Project Kimber?

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So them crafty Nanjings seemed to have signed a 33-year lease on the Longbridge plant to build MG cars. With one important clause. If the Chinese automaker decides they can't make a go of MG at Longbridge within six months, they're out like trout. Meanwhile, this is yet another setback for the Kimber Consortium, who plan to take over DCX's smart roadster production and were hoping to tack an MG badge on there. Hey Kimbers: y'know, we betcha the Bavarian Motor Workers would sell you the Rover name pretty cheap... [Thanks to Punkey for the tip.]

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Car production set to restart at Longbridge [Internal]

Related:
Smart Went Crazy...Er..Uh, MG [Internal]

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