MG Motor Weighing Return to US With New Sports Car

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The name MG is not new to the United States, but the brand hasn’t sold cars here for some time, though that might be set to change.

British-based MG Motors is now owned by Chinese firm SAIC, and is currently designing new vehicles that will launch first in the Chinese market. In its long term goals, MG wants to eventually return to the United States market with an all-new small sports car.

A crossover will be the brand’s first product to go on sale, but work on a sports car model is also underway. The 2012 MG Icon Concept (seen above) will be the starting point for the sports car’s design. However, before a sports car is developed, MG wants to put out a range of consumer friendly models.

So if you are awaiting MG’s return to the US market, don’t hold you breath. If it does happen, it looks like it will be some time before the brand is ready to make the jump.

According to MG, a new sports car is not yet officially in the plans.

[Source: Edmunds]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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