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Yet More Chinese Made Nanjing MG7 Spy Pics

In 2018 China Car Times was acquired by Autowise. This article originally appeared on

Chinese Car News, Nanjing MG | CCTFebruary 6, 20076:45 pm

These were posted by Erik at China Car Forums, and then reproduced here. Enjoy. As usual, please click continue reading to see more!

The last plate, above, shows that the MG7 was made in China, in 2006/09. Must have been one of their earlier prototypes. Funny how it still says Rover on the meter, also the lettering looks like they werent applied all that well.


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  1. Brum Brum says:February 7, 2007 at 3:14 am

    I am 99% certain that is simply an ex-Longbridge car with only the cosmetic exterior alterations carried out in China.

    However, interesting to note the use of a Rover 75, rather than an MG ZT, for this example. The Rover dials and wood trim suggest that Nanjing do not intend to differentiate their MG-badged car as MG Rover did.


  2. Ric Belcher says:February 7, 2007 at 3:16 am

    This looks more like my Rover 75 Contemporary SE lets hope the MG, when we finally see some genuine photos, looks like an MG!


  3. Bob says:February 7, 2007 at 3:32 am

    Brum Brum, I think this car has the potential to do well in China with some alterations such as the adding of ICE systems in car DVD etc and even a GPS system.

    At the moment, I dont think a Chinese punter would choose the MG7 over a decent V6 2.5 Mondeo.

    Anyway, this is probably one of their prototypes the y rushed out for testing. Look at the dials, and the missing door panels for a start. Dont even need to mention the badging looks like it was put on a by a blind man in a rush.


  4. Bob says:February 7, 2007 at 3:39 am

    Also, look at that poll on this site, 13 people have voted in favour of the MG 7 over the Roewe.

    Personally Im more of a Roewe fan.


  5. Bob says:February 7, 2007 at 3:45 am

    and that V6 badge looks more like an upside down g than a 6.


  6. Michael Docherty says:February 7, 2007 at 10:41 am

    I think the MG7 in the pictures is a Longbridge Plant made model. Why would NAC MG make a car with the Rover Brand on it, when its an MG?


  7. Bob says:February 8, 2007 at 4:39 am

    The car plate according to the article says that is made in China. Nanjing probably just used some old spares they had.


  8. Ric says:February 8, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Seen on autoexpress website a picture of a completely unchanged TF front view. Looking at the site, it looks as though it will get a revised back end.


  9. MGBMAN72 says:February 8, 2007 at 7:46 am

    As an owner of a 1972 MGB for the last 25 years, I just hope that any MG entrance into the US market does not end up like Sterling did. I was excited when BMW took over MG-Rover, only to be terribly disappointed. Now I just hope Nanjing can get the quality right and not stray from what makes an MG an MG.


  10. Ric says:February 8, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    the more i think about it, these photos must be of a car made from MGR leftovers. The dash is standard r75, the clocks are from the r75 Contemporary SE and the seats are from a low spec 75. the wheels are from sub 190 spec ZTs. In fact, the only part i think is new is the chromed boot lid handle with the MG badge on the ZTs, these were body coloured.

    i think i must get out more!


  11. Harpal says:June 15, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    what i want to know, is when the MGs are coming back to Great Britain. The MG range was popular, and still is, i think that the new range is gonna be big seller, and i thjink they shouldnt wait till 2008 to release them, i think they should bring them in for winter 2007.
    #i had the ZR+ and it ran like a princess, it was flawless, and it was certainly a head turner


  12. Bmus’d says:September 22, 2008 at 7:29 am

    I just saw the new MG7 on display here in Shenzhen and its a head turner. Lots of nostalgic touches like white piping on black leather bucket seats, a very retro instrument cluster, and well-built. Its as sporty as it looks!

    Good work, China!


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