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  • MG CS Concept Car Launch - Added 26/04/2013

    At the 15th International Shanghai Auto Show on April 20th 2013, a stunning new MG Urban SUV Concept car (MG CS) was unveiled to the world’s press in front of a packed motor show crowd by Chen Zhixin (SAIC Motor Executive Vice President) and Anthony Williams-Kenny (Global Design Director). MG CS is the latest result of a significant continuing investment in the MG brand by SAIC Motor group, and previews...... > MORE

  • MG3 Europe - Added 24/04/2013

    On Saturday 20th April MG announced the European version of the MG3 (MG3 EU) at the International Shanghai Auto Show, the first model of which has already been successfully launched in the Chinese market. This was the first of several publicity events planned in the run up to the start of MG3 EU production. The car has been designed by the SMTC UK Design Team in Birmingham, and the leader of the UK team,...... > MORE

  • SAIC development roundly praised in new MG6 diesel - Added 04/01/2013

    SAIC Motor’s newly-developed 1.9-litre diesel engine, new six-speed transmission and additional vehicle development work have all been roundly praised by members of the UK press reviewing the new MG6 DTi. Much of the development work behind the MG6 is carried out at the SAIC Motor Technical Centre in Longbridge (SMTC UK), while teams of engineers based at the UK site have also provided a high level of input...... > MORE

  • SAIC announces major expansion of UK design studio and appointment of new Design Director - Added 14/09/2012

    SAIC Motor UK has today announced plans to expand significantly its European Design Centre, based at the company’s Longbridge headquarters, the SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre (SMTC UK).  At the same time, SAIC has confirmed the appointment of a new UK Design Director, Martin Uhlarik. Following a total investment of £1.5m in the facility by SAIC Motor, the European Design Centre is to double in...... > MORE

  • MG joins BTCC for the 2012 season - Added 10/04/2012

    Motorsport fans globally have warmly welcomed the return of SMTC UK sister company MG Motor UK to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for the 2012 season. The MG6 GT, engineered and designed by SMTC UK, is the base vehicle chosen by the new team. Already an accomplished performer on the road, the cars have been readied for the track with assistance from SMTC UK engineers. The two cars fielded by...... > MORE

  • Autocar magazine features SMTC UK - Added 07/03/2012

    Leading motoring magazine Autocar today published a four-page feature providing a detailed insight into the design and engineering skills at SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre and its sister company, MG Motor UK. The author, Steve Cropley, Autocar's Editor-in-Chief, is one of the most highly respected and influential motoring journalists in the world today. He talked to key SMTC UK staff, including Managing Director...... > MORE

  • SMTC UK developed MG6 wins What Car? 2012 Security Award - Added 18/01/2012

    The MG6 was among some very well respected competitor products in winning its first UK award this year at the What Car? Magazine Automotive Awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11 January 2012.  The Security Award was presented to Dave Lindley who heads SMTC UK, the engineering team behind the MG6, who said afterwards… “We’re delighted to have had the work of our UK...... > MORE

  • HRH Duke of York visits SMTC UK - Added 16/12/2011

    Today, His Royal Highness The Duke of York visited SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Limited and saw the technology and skills that go into designing and building new cars. His Royal Highness’ visit was part of a tour of high value technology companies in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, recognition of the strong pedigree of manufacturing and technology within the region. The Duke, who has a particular focus...... > MORE

  • China Premier Wen Jiabao visits SMTC UK - Added 26/06/2011

    Today, China's leader Wen Jiabao visited SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Limited and the MG Birmingham plant to see the results of China-British investment and cooperation  first hand. He began his fourth visit to the UK at SMTC UK and MG, the only businesses visited as part of his three day state visit. Diplomats say China and Britain are expected to announce over £1 billion of deals during his three-day...... > MORE

  • Coventry University Memorandum of Understanding - Added 24/06/2011

    The West Midlands’ relationship with China is set to receive a further boost following the landmark signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Coventry University and SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre. The collaboration makes Coventry University the primary academic partner of SAIC in the UK, and will see the two organisations work together on a range of advanced engineering research and development...... > MORE

  • New European Design Centre opens - Added 16/06/2010

    SMTC UK today gave the world's media a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the new vehicle development process when it proudly opened its new state of the art European Design Studio. The new studio, in tandem with a similar facility based in Shanghai, China will be responsible for the design of all future MG and Roewe vehicles for SAIC Motor. The new studio uses a combination of cutting-edge 3D virtualisation...... > MORE

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