SAIC launches MG output for export
SAIC Motor started producing MG cars, mainly for export, at a newly built assembly plant in Ningde, a city in east China coastal province of Fujian.
The first vehicle to come off the production line was the Plug-in hybrid version of the MG HS compact crossover.
The 5-billion yuan ($702 million) factory can build up to 240,000 vehicles a year at full capacity.
The eHS Plug-in is the third electrified vehicle marketed under the MG brand, following the plug-in version of the MG6 sedan and the battery variant of the EZS subcompact crossover.
The plug-in HS will be shipped to the United Kingdom and other European countries, according to SAIC, without identifying the additional countries.