MG continues its 90th year celebrations as the automaker, and further expands its global network by setting up operations in Thailand at the Bangkok Motor Show. The British automaker showcased their MG6 models at the said motor show.
Since 2008, MG Motor UK has been owned by Chinese automotive giant, SAIC Motor. In 2013, it became the first Chinese automotive manufacturer to achieve record sales of over 5.1 million units a year. 230,000 units have been attributed sales of the MG and Roewe marques worldwide.
With SAIC Motor’s latest assembly plant that is expected to be fully operational by June, MG sales are set to increase further this year. The new production facility is the result of the joint venture between SAIC and the Charoen Pokphand Group, one of Thailand’s largest companies; SAIC Motor- CP Co. Ltd. The plant will become a manufacturing base of MG, serving both local and ASEAN markets.
The British brand made a grand display at the 35th Bangkok International Motor Show featuring the MG6 highlighted with a race car concept display. SAIC Motor officials were also present to make the announcement.
"The public debut of the MG6 in Thailand is the opportunity for the Thai market to see the new MG6 before it arrives on Thai roads. All nine cars on display were built locally at the production facility in Rayong province. The presence of MG in this year’s Bangkok International Motor show is a key part of MG’s 90 year anniversary celebrations in 2014," said Wu Huan, President of SAIC Motor-CP Co. Ltd.