Depends on how you look at this:
- NAC have a THE MOST advanced factory in China with capacity to make 200,000 cars and 250,000 engines and gearboxes. The factory can also make more models on one line than any factory in the world (allegedly)
- Roewe can make 50,000 car a year, although they seem to be struggling to make many cars at all at the moment (there's a question mark on their actual ability to make thousands of 75's without the Longbridge Robots).
- Will Brits by a fake British car from a company with a fake British Brand?
- Nanjing may be rolling out the old models but it seems that the MG ZS will be heavily changed from the old one (new sheet metal).
- The Roewe 450 looks nice but so does the Briliance Zhongua but that' rubbish. The ZS is proven technology.
- MG have redesigned the K series so it stops blowing head gaskets and is Euro 4 compliant. The Roewe is the old engine completley unchanged.
- MG have their own Diesels close to production. Where will Roewe's come from?
- MG ZT LWB is longer AND significantly lighter than the stretched Roewe version. Why? Remember the ZT LWB was designed and engineered in Britain. Are you still confident in a crash in the Roewe 750?
- MG's will all be NCAP tested. What about the Roewe's?
- New Sportscar will be launched within 2 years by MG
- Range of new Austins will be launched from next year.
Scratch beneath the surface at Roewe and there are plenty of unanswered questions.....maybe that's why SAIC are considering trying to do a merger deal? Nanjing don't seem keen though....wonder why?