MG (an abbreviation of Morris Garages) is well known as Britain’s first automobile brand with a long heritage of more than 90 years in the industry. It has broken more than 40 world speed records and won a lot of trophies at the races all over the world along with its growing history. MG’s influence now covers at least five of the seven continents, by the end of 2019, its products have been distributed in 39 countries.
For the better part of a century, the MG badge has been synonymous with cars that excite, inspire, and are a delight to drive. From the first Super Sports model that was produced in the UK in 1924, up to today’s modern, global releases, MG vehicles tap into the natural joy that comes with driving.
Having outgrown his sales desk job, Cecil Kimber heads to the garage and begins to tinker around. Much tinkering after, he finished his own tuned version of the Morris Car, calling it the Old Number one.
The MG K3 Magnette emerged triumphant at the Mille Miglia (1000 Mile) race in Italy, one of the toughest races in the world, and was the first non-italian marque to take the 1100cc class.
The company launched the MG TC, complete with latest features and gadgets. It sold nearly 2,000 units! This car can be credited with starting the American craze for the British sports car and the USA became MG’s most important export market.
Initially, the MG ZB Magnette raised a lot of eyebrows. However, with its solid performance and superior features, the Magnette became everyone’s favourite in no time.
The MG Ex181 sets a world record for reaching speed of 245.64mph. And then MG decides to break its own record in 1959 – by touching a speed of 254.91mph at Bonneville Salt Flats. The MG was driven by Sir Stirling Moss.
MG decides to take things up a notch and launch the MGA, an upgrade of the heart-throbbingly popular MGA 1500. Fitted with a 1588cc engine, it gave the MGA an extra 6 BHP that pretty much made people fly.
MGB – World’s most affordable sportscar was built. The fact that over 5,00,000 MGBs were built just goes on to show how popular it was. When Prince Charles went to University, he bought the B’s bigger brother, the MGC.
After the doors of Abingdon closed, many assumed that this would be the end of the MG era. Contrary to popular beliefs, MG emerged stronger and launched the compact MG Metro. It has its own fan following still.
The world was changing, and design was changing too. The Metro gave way to a superior five-door hatchback with exceptional performance and handling, the MG Maestro. It further gave way to MG Maestro Turbo.
MG ushered in the new millennium with the MG TF; an upgrade of the MGF. What followed was a hot-hatch, the MG ZR, and two sports saloons; The MG ZS and MG ZT. MG was back in the motoring world.
The MG marque and Longbridge plant were taken over by Nanjing Automobile. Cut to 2007, Nanjing Automobile gave way to SAIC Motor, and MG pops back on the world map as MG Motor.
Future forward as always, MG realized the need to be personal and changed to adapt the market demands. With high level customizations, MG introduced the MG3; giving consumers the power to co-design their cars.
The MG5 emerged as an absolute star, being a spectacular compact car with a stunning exterior design, plush interiors and an aggressive 1.5 liter petrol four-cylinder “VTi-Tech” engine.
Always on the edge of innovation, MG launches the MG GS, the first-ever MG SUV. Better agility enabled the MG driver to take his MG both on and off the road.
The resolutely ahead MG E-Motion came with an internet-compatible infotainment system, built on a pure-electric modular architecture platform. It boasts of 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, and has a range of over 500km.
MG HS – the next big thing by MG is all set to take the world by storm with a plush design and advanced technology, blind spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alert, a 360 degree AVM, 10.1 inch floating central display and much more.
The iconic British Sports Car Brand is widely introduced to different markets following its “Global strategy”.
In the same year, the MG ZS EV – the family-friendly electric SUV was launched. Designed for those who want all the advantages of a zero-emissions vehicle without compromising on practicality or style.