China’s SAIC has confirmed that the production of the MG 6 will kick start later this year in the UK before sales initiate by the first quarter of next year. The MG 6 will be manufactured in the Longbridge plant in Birmingham which has a production capacity of 10,000 units a year.
SAIC is China’s biggest automaker and merged with Nanjing Automobile Group in late 2007 which owned the Longbridge plant. Nanjing also acquired MG Rover in 2005. SAIC also revealed that it plans to build and market a right-hand-drive version of the Roewe 350 hatchback in the UK.