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It’s good to talk, Nanjing tells MG enthusiasts

2nd February 2007 Print
Only days after Nanjing Automotive Corporation (NAC) confirmed that MG car production was set to resume at Longbridge, enthusiasts of the legendary British marque, are being given the opportunity to speak directly with NAC representatives in the UK and in China.

The discussion will commence at 1100hrs on Thursday 8th February 2007 on – the world’s largest MG & Rover enthusiasts’ website. Fielding questions from MG enthusiasts worldwide will be NAC’s Stephen Cox in the United Kingdom and Paul Stowe in China. Paul is Quality Director with NAC in China, whilst Stephen is Longbridge based and responsible for Sales and Franchising within the United Kingdom, European Union and other selected MG markets, which will be serviced from NAC’s UK base at Longbridge.

It is understood that this is the first time ever a major motor manufacturer has provided car enthusiasts with the chance to talk to them directly, via an independent, enthusiasts’ website.

It is expected that the discussion on will last for 1 hour, enabling MG enthusiasts to gain an exciting and unique insight into NAC’s global ambitions for MG.

Paul says: “From the outset, NAC has recognised the positive and pivotal role that enthusiasts have played in the development of the MG brand, ever since Cecil Kimber’s very first car left the factory in 1924. Today, NAC not only recognises the historical importance and significance of MG enthusiasts, but is keen to build upon established links with MG enthusiasts worldwide. Stephen and I very much look forward to re-engaging via the webchat, with fellow enthusiasts who share our commitment and passion for MG.”

Paul’s Longbridge based colleague Stephen Cox, says: “With only a few months to go until car assembly recommences at Longbridge and the opening of our new production facilities in China, there’s never been a better time to be an MG enthusiast. Paul and I are excited about getting together with our fellow enthusiasts online at, answering their questions and of course, providing an insight into the continued development of the MG brand.

“Whilst for obvious commercial reasons we cannot discuss in great detail forthcoming new product plans, Paul and I will be delighted to take questions across a range of areas, including the construction status of our plants in the United Kingdom and China; our partnerships; product validation, reliability and durability information; and of course, NAC’s timetable for 2007.”

As Paul says, “Put simply, if you’ve got a question about NAC or MG, there’s no better time or place to ask it!” So if indeed you’ve got a question to ask NAC, e-mail it to before 1700hrs GMT on Tuesday 6 February 2007 and be sure to be in front of your PC and logged on to at 1100hrs GMT on Thursday 8th February 2007.

Instructions on how to view the webchat will be posted on the main page of on Thursday Morning.