NAC-MG's decision to exhibit the 7-Series saloon at the recent Moscow International Motor Show at the Corcus Expo, has heightened speculation that the company is ploughing ahead with its plans to set up a production facility in the country's western-most region, Kaliningrad. The MG7 saloon, MG7L limousine as well as the MG TF convertible were on display, and generated significant interest from showgoers - a sure sign that NAC-MG can build on the small but enthusiastic following that MG (and Rover) has in the country.
The deputy general manager of NAC, Cao Xinping, said at the show: "In the Future, NAC will seek quality Russian partners to provide production, sales, maintenance and parts supply services to the customers, and introduce MG brand and products to Russia."
MG will enter the Russian market as upper-tier car manufacturer with international standard of quality. What we provide to the Russian customers is a complete set of high quality automotive products and services, not just a mere car."
Russia is already a serious export territory for Chinese carmakers - and NAC-MG is keen to get in on the action.