With the Zero Concept and MG6 setting a rebirth of the MG brand through the aid of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. The automaker has injected $8.2 million into MG’s Longbridge site to create an all new design center.
According to a report from Autoblog, MG’s design director Antony Williams-Kenny said that the new studio would assist them in moving forward with its MG Zero concept, and also for further projects. A spokesperson for MG also added “The designing of new cars and the engineering and technical aspects of the cars is all happening here in the UK.”
Later this year the production of the new MG6 will be moving back to the Longbridge site, this will be also be the case for the forthcoming Zero model, expected to have 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre powerplant options when finalized. With this move of production the population of the Midlands should have something to look forward to through these difficult times.
Source: BBC, Automotive News