UK-based Morris Garages (MG) Motor, a subsidiary of China's largest carmaker SAIC, announced its first manufacturing plant in India after it completed acquisition of the Halol plant from General Motors. The company stated that the first Cars will roll out in 2019.
The plant, spread over 170 acres, will be revamped by 2019 and it already employs an initial workforce of 70 employees.
The car maker confirmed the initial investment of ₹2000 crores and has outlined plans to make 80,000 units in the first phase.
There are currently an estimated 500 owners of cars from the MG brand across the country. “These owners and many passionate fans have expressed their curiosity, keenly anticipating the brand’s return to India,” Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said.
He added, "We believe the MG brand would be able to integrate the modern and sophisticated British design and quality along with meaningful product features in India."