[ROVERNET - UK] Rover brand name sold
alialabbasi at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 17 04:51:37 BST 2006
They will be a little dated, but nothing like a Hindustan, a Russian Fiat
124 derivative or a Romanian Renault 12. Those things are at least 30 years
old. I think if they set the price right and get the build quality right,
these cars should easily be able to compete with American cars quite easily.
If they try selling them in the same price range as a BMW then they will be
making the exact same mistake as the British owners before them. These car's
just aren't as good as a Mercedes or BMW.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Egginton" <drew at pitstop.net.au>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rover brand name sold
> Yes, apparently Nanjing will produce a revised MGTF and ZT (possibly
> renamed MG7) in the UK and optimistically MGTF coupes in Oklahoma, USA.
> SAIC (I think I mistakenly wrote Nanjing in the last post) will make this
> new 75 and 25 in China. Interestingly, several previous suppliers have put
> their hands up to help Nanjing with the TF and I've read Lotus is
> assisting with upgrading the K-series engine. You would think (despite
> freshening up) these models would be well past their use-by dates by the
> time they're on the market compared to their competition! Many "poorer"
> countries have a long history of taking over production of old UK/European
> designs. Hindustan anyone?
> UK dealer SMC has also been offering some great deals on the last of the
> ZTs & 75s.
> Andrew E
> Perth, Aust
> Gavin.Walker at csiro.au wrote:
>> We could end up with the interesting situation of having to versions of
>> the same car produced by two independent companies on two independent
>> production lines. Nanjing would produce MG ZTs based on the Longbridge
>> plant and SAIC would produce Rover 75s based on the same design but with
>> new plant.
>> Gavin Walker
>> Canberra, Australia
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