Will they be making a Countryman version?Ian Senior said:Presumably you all missed the announcement that Nanjing had recruited a 5000-strong workforce to recommence production of the Austin A35 at Longbridge. The car has been updated to incorporate disc brakes and a KV6 engine.
I heard a rumour that the KV6 was a little underpowered and the Rover V8 a little overpowered. Hence the new Twin Supercharged Rover KV7.Ian Senior said:I missed that part of the announcement. Are you confusing it with the bit about using the old Rover V8 engine with twin turbos?
It certainly is when you consider that Longbridge only really needed around 2000 at full swing, so were 10% there already.boxwellm said:200 people now at Longbridge? That is good news. Some momentum is starting to be built up then.
Sadly Windy, I think all of us here know the answer to that questionWindy said:Excelent summary Mike
Even the Chinese News has been quiet and so the Chinese press started asking questions like:
Is the British people stupid?
"To put it simply, (Nanjing Auto) using less than 800 million yuan got more than four billion yuan worth of tangible, intangible assets in return. Does not the Chinese people stand proud? "
Nope, I hear all 200 are Marketing staff.e668ecp said:Plant managers, legal team, buyers/sourcers, dealer network managers