MG Motor inaugurates its first manufacturing unit in India

Ivan Leon

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The Chinese-owned British brand - MG Motor today inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in India. The factory spread over 170 acres in Halol, Gujarat has been setup with an initial investment of Rs. 2,000 crore and has an installed capacity of 80,000 units per annum in the first phase.

It currently employs 70 people which is expected to go up when production kicks off in 2019.

The Halol unit was previously owned by General Motors India. After GM decided that it would cease sales and exit the Indian market back in May 2017, it was approached by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) which owns the MG brand, to purchase the Halol plant.

The two parties recently completed the handover process as well as transfer formalities. Since then, MG Motor has received the required approvals to re-start operations from the Gujarat government.

MG Motor will be refurbishing the complete facility and installing new manufacturing equipment.

The revamp is expected to be completed by 2019, in time for the first MG product to roll off the production line.



Source: https://www.team-bhp.com/news/mg-motor-inaugurates-its-first-manufacturing-unit-india
 

Ivan Leon

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I wonder if the first Indian-spec MG model to roll out of this new plant will be a re-issue of the UK's most highly praised car from the early 2000's - the much-maligned (and Top Gear spy tested) CityRover?

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Jeez I member the orginal (proper) TG team lambast the CityRover.
 
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