How big did you want?MGROVERnut said:"When's the next big announcement from Nanjing due? "
Getting bored waiting for news......anyone got any ideas.
I was going to say...PatrickT said:actually the stand emphasises just how highly Chinese people will like the MG marque.
As we all know the MG badge is an Octogon and as we equally know 8 is an auspicious number in Chinese cultures, hence the reason why so many Chinese takeaways/restaurants have octagonal windows and doorways (or at least they do in Australia).
I see industry speculation is that Nanjing are going to use the Austin brand for all their domestic production in China and the MG brand for the rest of the world markets.Windy said:The Chinese press have now started reporting on this event so after I have read about 30 papers, the best translated bits will be on the Chinese news thread sometime this evening along with some more pictures...
(Although so far the press don't appear to have had any photographers there!)
General summary from the Nanjing Daily:
"Nanjing Automobile Group Company Ltd., Wang-liang, director of the Economic Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Focusing on independent innovation, has done a brilliant keynote address."
Not sure I follow the logic of restricting Austin to just China. It seem more Logical to use MG in Europe, Australia and America. But then to use Austin in places like India (where Austin is still a respected brand). Surely the best solution is to use the brand which is strongest in the given territory. Either that or just use one brand and therefore minimise additional costs......genpk said:I see industry speculation is that Nanjing are going to use the Austin brand for all their domestic production in China and the MG brand for the rest of the world markets.