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Old 06-14-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Will SAIC export new Rover 75 back to UK?

Facts are unclear about SAIC's intentions to export its new version of the Rover 75, back to the UK and Europe. The Chinese government is pushing manufacturers to export Chinese developed cars but how will SAIC respond?
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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Welcome stewart

I think the SAIC press statements are clear:

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"We will be the first overseas markets including the UK, Iberian Peninsula, Central and Eastern European region, and Latin America," SAIC Motor Manufacturing Ltd. CEO said.

First, the entering of the European market cars will be based on the design of the Rover 75, other cars in 2008 gradually unveiled.
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Not sure about the facts though!


Don't forget Nanjing - they will bring the MG7 (Rover 75) back to the UK and may even make it here.

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Old 06-15-2006, 02:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Windy,

The press statement seems to imply that the R75 will hit our shores ahead of 'other' models in 2008. So, by now there would be evidence of an engineering programme for the Euro model derivative. I also think that SAIC will have enough on its hands dealing with he growth in the Chinese market.

I'd like to see the R75 back here. It would be a big hit but I'm not so sure its coming.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Windy,

The press statement seems to imply that the R75 will hit our shores ahead of 'other' models in 2008. So, by now there would be evidence of an engineering programme for the Euro model derivative. I also think that SAIC will have enough on its hands dealing with he growth in the Chinese market.

I'd like to see the R75 back here. It would be a big hit but I'm not so sure its coming.


Perhaps Nanjing will manufacture it, and bring it to the UK..just give them some time to grow and get their other projects out of the way
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Old 06-16-2006, 03:51 AM   #5
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Do you think there might be a collaboration of some sort between Nanjing and SAIC - maybe Nanjing would be sub contracted by SAIC to assemble its Rover 75 alongside Nanjings MG ZT, at Longbridge!
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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Before the first Rover purchase negotiations, way back in 2002, ELM International reported ongoing merger talks between SAIC and Yuejin. But a lot has happened since then and it's hard to visualize these two competing municipalities (I think both are owned by the cities they're in) along the Yanzi River actually reaching the point of a merger. As for the subcontracting, I don't believe it will ever happen.

Here's a China Daily photo, taken at the Nanjing Auto Show, of one of the first products of the Pukou plant.



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Old 06-18-2006, 06:24 PM   #7
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Hi, i`m a new member in this forum, sorry for my poor English I`m a German
I read in this forum 4-5Weeks, it`s very interesting..
I drive a Rover 400 and i hope, that after the bankrupt of mgRover new modells shown on the Market, but the Picture above, shows like the last actually modell before MGRover bankrupts....
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Hi, i`m a new member in this forum, sorry for my poor English I`m a German
I read in this forum 4-5Weeks, it`s very interesting..
I drive a Rover 400 and i hope, that after the bankrupt of mgRover new modells shown on the Market, but the Picture above, shows like the last actually modell before MGRover bankrupts....
welcome to chinacarforums Disasterman, we are happy to have you. I think you are the first german on here. and dont worry about good english, this forum is for people from all over the world...and we all know english is not first language in all countries.

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Perhaps Nanjing will manufacture it, and bring it to the UK..just give them some time to grow and get their other projects out of the way
The Nanjing MG7 (Rover 75) is to be the first car produced by the "Nanjing MG" company, they have already announced that it will be on sale in China and Europe, including UK and Spain, during the summer of 2007. The MG TF will return at about the same time.

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Do you think there might be a collaboration of some sort between Nanjing and SAIC - maybe Nanjing would be sub contracted by SAIC to assemble its Rover 75 alongside Nanjings MG ZT, at Longbridge!
I think there is no chance of collaboration but some of the components will be supplied from the same suppliers.

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Hi, i`m a new member in this forum, ... but the Picture above, shows like the last actually modell before MGRover bankrupts....
Welcome - yes the car in the picture would have been made in the UK but was on show at a Nanjing MG exhibition stand as well as many other places - Nanjing seem to be very proud of it!

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Thanks for the reply Windy,

The press statement seems to imply that the R75 will hit our shores ahead of 'other' models in 2008. So, by now there would be evidence of an engineering programme for the Euro model derivative. I also think that SAIC will have enough on its hands dealing with he growth in the Chinese market.

I'd like to see the R75 back here. It would be a big hit but I'm not so sure its coming.
There is "evidence of an engineering programme", it is being designed by Recardo 2010 in the UK and they say design is about complete. There should be some prototypes very soon.
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For sure SAIC intends to export. They are doing engine work at emission levels that are required in Europe but won't be needed in china for another few years.
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