Real_I_Hate_China - you should check your facts more carefully before making accusing people of things they haven't yet done and have no intention of doing.Real_I_Hate_China said:MG ZR = Rebadged Rover 25 owned by SAIC
MG ZS = Rebagded Civic owned by Honda
MG ZT = Rebagded Rover 75 owned by SAIC
First, my understanding, which may not be entirely accurate, is that SAIC do not own the MG ZR or ZT, they simply have rights to build their own designs based on the old mark 1 Rover versions, the designs for the MG ZR and MG ZT as well as the Rover 25 and 75 are owned by Nanjing.
As for the MG ZS, Honda do I believe have some rights to certain parts since during the development of the Honda Domani and Rover 400, Honda and Rover worked together on the designs (starting from a Civic design as the base). However since Honda never stopped MG Rover building the cars why would they stop Nanjing making the cars. I have heared that Nanjing and Honda have had talks and come to an agreement about this.
The MG ZS looks like this: (Not much like a "Rebadged Honda Civic" to my eyes!)
It doesn't drive much like a "Rebadged Honda Civic" either - I know, I have one.
Thanks to http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/index.htm?hhrzsgalleryf.htm for the images.