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 |  Feb 26 2011, 9:16 PM

Consider this little disappearance an “extended vacation.” After shutting down operations in Longbridge back in 2005, MG has now returned to the UK, by way of China, with the British-built MG 6.

MG Rover imploded in spectacular fashion back in 2005, but since then they have been hiding out in China. Owned by Nanjing Automobile Group, they have been building models such as the hatchback MG 6, pictured, and the occasional MG TF kit assembled in the Longbridge plant.

But now the MG 6 has returned in European specification, which mostly means a far nicer interior for discriminating consumers. Three trim levels will be offered, and all cars will come generously equipped with keyless ignition, power everything and air conditioning. The only engine so far will be a turbocharged 1.8-liter four, good for 158 horsepower. A 1.9-liter diesel will come next year.

The car will be built in Birmingham, England, and will go on sale in April.

[Source: World Car Fans]