Things looked bleak when MG Rover went into administration in 2005, but now, six years later and under the ownership of Chinese manufacturer SAIC, it has revealed its plans for a range of eight new models to be released over the next five years.
MG is already selling the MG6 hatchback but it still has plans for two crossovers, an electric vehicle, two hatchbacks, an executive sedan and a two-seater sports car.
Here’s is a more in-depth look at MG's plans in chronological order; no word yet on whether the range will appear in South Africa.
2012: MG3 Budget supermini will go head-to-head with the Skoda Fabia. Early reports show plenty of promise with an agile chassis and stylish interior design. Downsides include the slightly thirsty 1.5-litre engine, the only initial choice. Future, smaller units may solve this.
2013: A 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine is expected to put out 118kW in a Fabia RS-rivalling hot-hatch based on the MG3.