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    MG5 concept

    Post by Tee in China on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:45 am

    Is this the new MG5? In 2009 the 6 was a concept too:lol:







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    Post by richardk on Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:59 am

    That's a beautiful concept...thanks for posting the pics!

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    Post by Roverman on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:07 pm

    Even though the production version isn't going to look like that, I still reckon it will be a looker.
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    Post by skyblueads on Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:54 am

    I also love the fact that the lights for the concept are wired into a good old, British, three pin plug...

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    Post by Roverman on Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:57 am

    skyblueads wrote:I also love the fact that the lights for the concept are wired into a good old, British, three pin plug...


    Well it was built in Coventry.
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    Post by patpending on Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:59 am

    skyblueads wrote:I also love the fact that the lights for the concept are wired into a good old, British, three pin plug...
    yes, the plug is triangular like a 15A one. I have often wondered why BS 1363(?) 13A plugs are made in PRC if they don't use them themselves.

    Alternatively, it's a plug-in hybrid, and this is a 25m Range Extender:



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    Post by Windy on Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:44 pm

    patpending wrote:I have often wondered why BS 1363(?) 13A plugs are made in PRC if they don't use them themselves.
    But they do use them themselves!

    as do quite a few other countries other than the UK, several of which also have MGs on sale:

    "Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Channel Islands, China, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe."

    Just to confuse things, China does use other types of plugs as well:
    http://electricaloutlet.org/
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    Post by patpending on Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:30 am

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:I have often wondered why BS 1363(?) 13A plugs are made in PRC if they don't use them themselves.
    But they do use them themselves!

    as do quite a few other countries other than the UK, several of which also have MGs on sale:

    "Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Channel Islands, China, Cyprus, Dominica, El Salvador, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe."

    Just to confuse things, China does use other types of plugs as well:
    http://electricaloutlet.org/
    well well well! What a list! Burma and Vietnam - but not Laos (where you can buy an MG) or Cambodia, or Thailand, who drive on the left, and not India either!

    (looks again - Saudi Arabia???)

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    Post by Roverman on Fri May 11, 2012 6:15 am

    I saw this 'car' in person yesterday.

    It's just one big lump of plastic!

    Details like the door, bonnet, tailgate shut lines are just carved out for example.

    The rear lights weren't tinted on it any longer either.


    Great to see.
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    Post by patpending on Fri May 11, 2012 9:27 am

    Roverman wrote:I saw this 'car' in person yesterday.

    It's just one big lump of plastic!

    Details like the door, bonnet, tailgate shut lines are just carved out for example.

    The rear lights weren't tinted on it any longer either.


    Great to see.
    reminds me of that spypic from Longbridge where the front of the car was on wooden sticks!

    meanwhile, hundreds (1700?) of the production version were sold last month in China...


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    Post by Roverman on Fri May 11, 2012 10:08 am

    patpending wrote:
    Roverman wrote:I saw this 'car' in person yesterday.

    It's just one big lump of plastic!

    Details like the door, bonnet, tailgate shut lines are just carved out for example.

    The rear lights weren't tinted on it any longer either.


    Great to see.
    reminds me of that spypic from Longbridge where the front of the car was on wooden sticks!

    meanwhile, hundreds (1700?) of the production version were sold last month in China...


    Yeah I think it has some sort of wood chassis which the wheels etc mount to.

    20" wheels they were to.



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    Post by patpending on Fri May 11, 2012 10:54 am

    Roverman wrote:
    patpending wrote:reminds me of that spypic from Longbridge where the front of the car was on wooden sticks!

    Yeah I think it has some sort of wood chassis which the wheels etc mount to.

    The prototype I meant was an MGR one - RDX60? - which was clearly propped up on a stick.
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    Re: MG5 concept

    Post by Windy on Fri May 11, 2012 5:21 pm

    Roverman wrote:It's just one big lump of plastic!
    I'd love to have a play with one of those 3D printers that can print blocks of plastic the size of a car!

    At least the Icon is an actual car...

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    Post by Roverman on Sat May 12, 2012 1:57 am

    Windy wrote:
    Roverman wrote:It's just one big lump of plastic!
    I'd love to have a play with one of those 3D printers that can print blocks of plastic the size of a car!

    At least the Icon is an actual car...

    They showed us a smallish 3D printer inside the technical center and a couple of prototype parts it had produced.

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    Post by Morris Motors on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:25 am

    I saw this in the Technical Centre too - it really does look good. Sadly it looks far better than the production version; I'd love to know why it was watered down so much.

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