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Longbridge car shown to dealers

New MG
The car will go on sale in September

Dealers have been shown the first new car to be made at Birmingham's Longbridge plant since the collapse of MG Rover.

The limited edition MGTF sports car, which was first launched in 2002, will go on sale in September at just over 16,000.

Chinese owners Nanjing revealed plans in May to produce up to four new models at the plant over the next five years.

About 6,000 jobs were lost when MG Rover collapsed in April 2005.

Nanjing has said the Longbridge plant would build standard models of the MGTF, which had been produced before the collapse, before work starts on a replacement for the car.

The Chinese company, which bought the MG Rover assets, has said the new models were also likely to include a large luxury family car.

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The firm says the new car has key differences from the old model




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