Wednesday, December 23, 2009
MG Launches Rover 75 Based 7 Series In China
The former British built MG-ZT (sporty version of the BMW Groupe developed, Rover 75) has been officially launched in China as the MG 7 Series or, just MG7 for short. The models introduced to the Chinese market include three 160Hp 1.8-litre Turbo variants of the MG 7, and a flagship version, the MG7L which is equipped with a 2.5-litre V6 240 Hp powerplant. If you’re wondering what the “L” stands for, the MG7L is 200 mm longer than the standard MG7. Nanjing MG, who acquired the rights to build the car, said that in China, prices for the MG7 range from £12,600 to £22,260 ($25,500 to 45,700 or €18,000 to 32,400).
Commenting on the introduction of the MG 7, Nanjing MG’s sales director Yang Junhu said: “We are bringing British automotive culture to our country. Until now no other car from a British marque has been manufactured and sold in China. Today customers are becoming more demanding in terms of their requirements which we will be able to satisfy thanks to the different variants of the MG7.”