Longbridge’s Chinese owners have taken the wraps off a new £17,000 to £20,000 saloon car as the rebirth of the Birmingham car factory goes into over drive.
Shanghai Automotive-owned MG Motor UK unveiled a new five-seater MG6 saloon at Longbridge.
It will go on sale in the UK in July.
The saloon version will be the second volume car produced at Longbridge as full car manufacturing finally gets under way again at the factory for the first time in six years.
Pre-production work of the MG6 sports hatchback, Longbridge’s first all new MG for 15 years, is already under way in advance of a full launch in the Spring.
Meanwhile the new saloon will supplement the MG6 and sell for between £17,000 to £20,000.
Full production targets have not been released but the car firm is looking to produce several thousand vehicles when the assembly lines are up and running.
A total of 39 UK dealers are already in place whilst MG Motor UK has also unveiled a new badge and logo in line with the new production plans.
Guy Jones, marketing director, said: “We have been building a little part of a new global automotive business here in Birmingham.
“We have the backing of the largest manufacturer in the world’s largest market.”