SAIC Opening MG Factory in Thailand

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First unveiled at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show as a concept, the MG3 is China’s idea of a supermini that’s also bent on global domination. The car went on sale in the Middle Country last year and will be imported to Europe (most likely) next year.
China’s automotive conglomerate SAIC owns both MG and the Roewe brand. It wants to set up shop outside China and launch cars that are more competitively priced in the ASEAN market. The automaker has thus decided to open a factory in the growing Thailand market which will produce about 50,000 cars a year starting in 2014.

According to Autonews China, this is all part o a massive investment that will eventually see Thai production rising to 200,000 units a year. Could these cars be imported to Europe, or are they really going to build the MG3 in Britain?

We don't know, but we thing a sedan and crossover version are coming as well, though the global project might be a bit too ambitious.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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