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    Post by patpending on Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:09 am

    (1) Saloon by September

    I am delighted to confirm that MG will launch a second new model in 2011 - the four door sports saloon. We are really excited about this second new car as it offers a highly desirable sports saloon at a price which should also be very desirable in the current market. The sports saloon will be available in the second half of the year in time for the September market.

    (2) Diesel 1 year post launch

    The diesel version of MG6 is planned to be launched 12 months after the petrol model. With the recent increases in the price of diesel, we are seeing an increase in interest in the petrol model from private buyers who do not use their vehicles for high mileage.

    (3) Brand - "MG" not "Morris Garages"

    As part of the major launch activities next year we will be updating the brand identity. We do not need to use the Morris Garages script here as part of the branding, this will only be in China and other markets where MG has not had a visible presence before. We will keep the iconic logo intact but there will be a closer relationship between the car and the branding and more global consistency as we are now a global British brand.

    Source: Guy Jones Facebook chat 20/12/2010 http://www.facebook.com/MGmotor

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    Post by Roverman on Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:38 am

    Pity I quite like Morris Garages.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:15 am

    Roverman wrote:Pity I quite like Morris Garages.
    I was thinking that too, they don't need to make a big fuss about it but in the right place it looks good and adds a little substance to the name/brand. It is a brand with history and not one that wants to shake off its history like BT did.

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    Post by patpending on Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:51 am

    Windy wrote:
    Roverman wrote:Pity I quite like Morris Garages.
    I was thinking that too, they don't need to make a big fuss about it but in the right place it looks good and adds a little substance to the name/brand. It is a brand with history and not one that wants to shake off its history like BT did.


    has anyone got a link to the 1930s case where it was successfully argued that the dealer Morris Garages was not the same as the car brand MG?

    Was a car ever branded Morris Garages?

    I used to live in the Morris Garages where they were located until 1910 - 14 years before MG!


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    Post by AutoVideos on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:34 am

    I just logged into FB and it appears that the answers given have been removed. It is - in my opinion - an amateur way of 'communicating' prior to a major launch, and extremely poor customer service for those answers to have been removed from FB.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:12 am

    patpending wrote:
    Windy wrote:
    Roverman wrote:Pity I quite like Morris Garages.
    I was thinking that too, they don't need to make a big fuss about it but in the right place it looks good and adds a little substance to the name/brand. It is a brand with history and not one that wants to shake off its history like BT did.

    Was a car ever branded Morris Garages?
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/the-mg-and-cecil-kimber-490942.html

    So that is why the Austin 7 is labeled 1924 instead of 1922 - MG didn't exist in 1922 bom
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    Post by Windy on Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:15 am

    AutoVideos wrote:I just logged into FB and it appears that the answers given have been removed. It is - in my opinion - an amateur way of 'communicating' prior to a major launch, and extremely poor customer service for those answers to have been removed from FB.
    It does need an explanation Exclamation

    Good thing Pat saved a few.
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    Post by patpending on Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:06 pm

    Windy wrote:So that is why the Austin 7 is labeled 1924 instead of 1922 - MG didn't exist in 1922 bom
    I'm sure we can think of a few Morris drivers - even in the badge-engineered 60s - who couldn't imagine driving an Austin...
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    Post by docjunior2008 on Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:29 am

    From MG Chat with Guy Jones
    As promised, more on the questions we were unable to answer during Monday's Live and Online. We were asked whether we plan an MG6 Estate car. This is not part of our current strategy for the MG6 platform.

    Shame, I thought an estate would look pretty good and increase sales.
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    Post by patpending on Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:37 pm

    docjunior2008 wrote:From MG Chat with Guy Jones
    As promised, more on the questions we were unable to answer during Monday's Live and Online. We were asked whether we plan an MG6 Estate car. This is not part of our current strategy for the MG6 platform.

    Shame, I thought an estate would look pretty good and increase sales.
    when you consider the role the estate used to play - Cortina Estate, 504 Estate, Volvo 245 Estate - with people carriers etc the market seems to have shrunk...
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    Post by patpending on Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:03 am

    NB this link

    http://news.syd.com.cn/content/2010-12/30/content_25291583.htm

    also mentions Guy Jones referring to the start of continental European sales of the MG6 in 2012:

    "This is when the French can buy the MG6?"

    "major European countries in 2012 will be put."

    http://www.mguk.org/t402-mg-arrives-in-the-uk
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    Post by Perkins on Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:36 am

    patpending wrote:NB this link

    http://news.syd.com.cn/content/2010-12/30/content_25291583.htm

    also mentions Guy Jones referring to the start of continental European sales of the MG6 in 2012:

    "This is when the French can buy the MG6?"

    "major European countries in 2012 will be put."

    http://www.mguk.org/t402-mg-arrives-in-the-uk

    Or here ah ah...
    http://www.rovermg.fr/index.php?topic=37661.msg727470#new
    Bonne année 2011 cheers
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    Post by Windy on Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:05 pm

    Perkins wrote:
    Or here ah ah...
    http://www.rovermg.fr/index.php?topic=37661.msg727470#new
    Bonne année 2011 cheers
    Good to see the news being spread Smile

    Bonne année 2011 Cheers



    PS - The year of the Rabbit doesn't start until next month in China:

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    Post by Perkins on Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:37 pm







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    Post by Windy on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:17 pm

    So why have they left the octogon uncovered but them covered the "MG" scratch
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    Post by docjunior2008 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:29 pm

    Love the look of the MG6 Saloon. I'm excited for the new reincarnation of MG's Smile I just hope that there is a new TF, or sports coupe/cabrio in the pipeline Smile

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    Post by Herman on Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:26 am

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    Post by richardk on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:53 am

    Hmmm they look sleeks cars indeed

    Thanks for the post
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    Post by patpending on Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:36 pm

    richardk wrote:Hmmm they look sleeks cars indeed

    Thanks for the post
    Indeed.

    What reg is that?

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    Post by Herman on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:58 pm

    richardk wrote:Hmmm they look sleeks cars indeed

    Thanks for the post

    The MG6 is my car.
    Welcome to look at this,is about MG6 in China~
    http://www.mguk.org/t427-share-chinese-mg6-fastback
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    Post by Windy on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:13 am

    patpending wrote:What reg is that?
    After looking at the other thread, it appears to be Nanhai in Guangdong province. (Home of Honda!)

    Interesting colour photography.

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    Post by Herman on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:35 am

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:What reg is that?
    After looking at the other thread, it appears to be Nanhai in Guangdong province. (Home of Honda!)

    Interesting colour photography.

    U know the Naihai in Guangdong province? U are Chinese? lol!
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    Post by Windy on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:48 pm

    Herman wrote:
    U know the Naihai in Guangdong province? U are Chinese? lol!
    No, I read your reg(istration plate) (license plate) - "粤Y MG6 80" - Nice plate jocolor
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    Post by patpending on Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:36 pm

    Herman wrote:
    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:What reg is that?
    After looking at the other thread, it appears to be Nanhai in Guangdong province. (Home of Honda!)

    Interesting colour photography.

    U know the Naihai in Guangdong province? U are Chinese? lol!
    no, we are long-term registration (car licence) plate fiends here such as "space invader" (Su, Jiangsu (Nanjing)) or "electrical earth" (Shang, Shanghai only some areas) Laughing

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