motor industry - rover heads for china


MG Rover has announced that it intends to build its new medium-sized car range in China. This is the car range that is said to herald the guarantee of MG Rover's long-term future. Alarm bells at Longbridge should be going at decibel levels. The demise and closure of the plant will be determined by how long it takes to complete the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation complex.

As has been regularly reported in Workers, the "saving" of MG Rover by the Phoenix Venture Company is solely about asset stripping and closure. MG Rover will not need a British and Chinese plant. One will shut and unless the unions act it will be Longbridge. The clock is ticking.