Today, MG is more than an iconic octagonal badge; it is once again a motoring force to be reckoned with. Our much-loved British brand has been re-launched with the financial backing of one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, which allows us to stand tall in the global market.
The new range of MG models, that have been designed and engineered at our 69-acre site in Longbridge, Birmingham, include the MG3 and the MG GS. The MG3, which was launched in 2013, is a supermini packed with more fun, practicially and specification than any of its rivals, and at just a fraction of the cost, while the MG GS is the first-ever SUV from the British brand and marks an exciting new era of vehicles from MG.
With strong financial backing and a bright future, MG is ready to write the most exciting chapter in what is already a very colourful story.
MG’s site in Birmingham is home to the European Engineering Technical Centre and Design Studio, as well as a manufacturing facility and the Headquarters of MG Motor UK. It is at the Headquarters that the UK Sales and Marketing team have re-launched the MG brand here in its home market.
Our team of 300 engineers based in the European Engineering Technical Centre is responsible for developing the initial concepts for all new MG vehicles. The department also ensures that each model meets the latest in European legislation and customer requirements. This includes everything from crash testing to refinement, as well as making sure the drive and handling is second to none. Under the leadership of David Lindley, the engineers here work on all MG products for Europe, and support product development in China and other world markets. In addition, the UK Technical Centre houses cutting-edge engine testing equipment to help develop our cars. In fact, the team is currently heavily involved in the global development of a new power train initiative, with a focus on creating new green technologies.
Led by British designer Carl Gotham, the UK team is responsible for the interior and exterior design of all MG products across the globe. The dedicated 25-strong team works in a new state-of-the-art facility which opened in Birmingham in June 2010. It takes designs from 2D rendering, through virtual reality into full size 3D clay models.