MG in talks with GM over UK sales

The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC Motor Corp), the owner of MG Rover, is in discussions with General Motors about the possibility of expanding its car launches in the UK, it has been reported.

The Chinese company announced its acquisition of the non-operational MG in 2007, since when it has been releasing MG TF cars through selected UK dealers.

The new relationship with the Chinese General Motors could mean that the company's MG TF and the MG 6 models could hit retail with other GM cars, Chevrolet and Vauxhall.

The MG TF and the MG 6 are scheduled to start production at the Longbridge UK outlet and also in China next year.

Kevin Wale, president and managing director, GM, China, said: "We have agreed in a memorandum of understanding that we would discuss the potential for MG to be distributed in the UK. That's what we are doing at the moment."

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