MG6 for South Africa - Johannesburg Motor Show 6-16 October

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    MG6 for South Africa - Johannesburg Motor Show 6-16 October

    Post by patpending on Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:51 am

    As spotted by Martin Williamson:

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/mg/iconic-british-badge-returns-to-sa-1.1120552

    Combined Motor Holdings has been appointed the SA distributor for MG and will re-launch the brand at this year's Johannesburg motor show, from October 6-16, with the South African release of the MG6 four-door...MG South Africa will be represented by 15 dealers nationwide when the brand goes live in October and is planning to launch at least another four models in the medium term.

    The only RHD MGs are made in Birmingham AFAIK and this launch is scarcely 5 weeks away. Are these the first exports of MGs from the UK?

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    Post by ex-rover on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:26 am

    patpending wrote:As spotted by Martin Williamson:

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/mg/iconic-british-badge-returns-to-sa-1.1120552

    Combined Motor Holdings has been appointed the SA distributor for MG and will re-launch the brand at this year's Johannesburg motor show, from October 6-16, with the South African release of the MG6 four-door...MG South Africa will be represented by 15 dealers nationwide when the brand goes live in October and is planning to launch at least another four models in the medium term.

    The only RHD MGs are made in Birmingham AFAIK and this launch is scarcely 5 weeks away. Are these the first exports of MGs from the UK?

    The cars will come directly from Lingang.
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    Post by patpending on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:20 pm

    ex-rover wrote:
    patpending wrote:As spotted by Martin Williamson:

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/mg/iconic-british-badge-returns-to-sa-1.1120552

    Combined Motor Holdings has been appointed the SA distributor for MG and will re-launch the brand at this year's Johannesburg motor show, from October 6-16, with the South African release of the MG6 four-door...MG South Africa will be represented by 15 dealers nationwide when the brand goes live in October and is planning to launch at least another four models in the medium term.

    The only RHD MGs are made in Birmingham AFAIK and this launch is scarcely 5 weeks away. Are these the first exports of MGs from the UK?

    The cars will come directly from Lingang.
    Thanks, ex-rover.

    A precedent for the RHD markets closer to China - Australia, NZ, Thailand, India?

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    Post by ex-rover on Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:34 pm

    It does make sense for Lingang to supply RHD markets closer to China . It will be interesting to see if the South African cars are China or UK Specification.
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    Re: MG6 for South Africa - Johannesburg Motor Show 6-16 October

    Post by patpending on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:15 am

    Press comment. The cars are Chinese-made.

    Both the MG6 and MG3* are built in China, albeit with much engineering input from the company's British arm.

    http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/mg/mg-hatches-sa-assault-bargain-prices-1.1152913

    *For those seeking their MG style in a smaller wrapping, the MG3 will be launched next year and, although prices have not yet been finalised, the indicative prices range between R139 000 and R160 000, pitching them slightly above sub-B offerings such as the Ford Figo and VW Polo Vivo, but below the more modern Fiesta and Polo. With its fairly cheeky design elements, and black pillars and roof, the little MG is sure to attract some attention in its segment.
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    Re: MG6 for South Africa - Johannesburg Motor Show 6-16 October

    Post by patpending on Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:16 am

    There are 15 dealers in South Africa.

    From MG South Africa's Facebook page. The cars are not called GT and Magnette, but Fastback and Saloon. The trim levels are described differently, also.

    The new MG6 has two variants: the Fastback and the Saloon. Each has a standard, comfort and deluxe version. Truly something for everyone!


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