Chinese ‘SAIC Motor Corporation Limited’ is one of the “Big Four” state-owned Chinese automakers (along with Chang’an Motors, FAW Group, andDongfeng Motor). It’s head office is in Shanghai, China. Two notable brands owned by SAIC itself are Roewe, one of the few domestic Chinese luxury car brands and MG, a historic British car marque. The MG name was acquired by SAIC on the collapse of Rover Cars.
The MG is presented in China as a classic British brand. Maybe in order to reinforce its British heritage for the Chinese market, rather than here for the UK market, MG has an elegant showroom in Piccadilly, opposite ‘establishment’ Fortnum and Mason (now Canadian owned ! ), next door to The Royal Academy and close to Piccadilly Circus. All very ‘British’, at least to the eyes of the world, if not to the locals.