MG sports car roars back to life in Britain
( dpa ) - The Chinese owners of iconic carmaker MG have announced that the TF sports model will be back in production in Britain from August this year.
The reborn TF should be in showrooms a month later, announced NAC (Nanjing Automobile Corporation) MG UK Ltd which bought the assets of the collapsed MG Rover brand in 2005.
The first TFs will be offered as a special edition called TF LE 500 but although they feature new engines and interior, the car's design is more than ten years old. The revamped model will be built at the Longbridge plant near Birmingham.
"I am delighted to be in a position to talk about a launch date for the TF LE500 following a process of planning, reorganization, active quality improvements and parts optimization," said NAC MK UK chairman He Xiao Qing.
The TF is set to appeal to enthusiasts of the MG marque as well as current owners looking to upgrade to the new model. MG cars are already being manufactured in China where they are sold under the name of "Modern Gentleman".
The initials actually stand for Morris Garages - the name of the British car dealer who first offered customized Morris models.