MG have been though some tough years since it’s heyday in the 50’s and 60’s. Owned by British Leyland, British Aerospace, Rover, and BMW to name just a few, the brand has been passed around like an unwanted kitten, with nobody really having the heart to put it down. It looked like it had finally crashed and burned 10 years ago when the MG Rover Group folder. But MG were saved from obscurity by an unlikely knight in shining armour in the form of Chinese car making giant Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.
Whilst everybody thought the famous Longbridge factory would close and all the assets stripped and sent to China, the new owners had much bigger plans. Today Longbridge not only produces cars again but also houses MG’s European Design Centre, employing 300 designers and engineers. With over £500 million pounds invested in new models, it’s not surprising MG has done it again and found itself in the top five for best car manufacturer for the second year running.
More than 61,000 motorists had their say on what they thought the best cars to own were in the Auto Express Driver Power. The MG6 voted best handling and the MG3 voted 10th best car to own overall.
So when it comes to replacing your car, don’t overlook the new kid on the block, it may not be totally British, more “Chinglish”, but it’s a Brand on the up and worth a look.