Chinese car manufacturer Nanjing Automotive is to split the revival of the MG brand between the firm's old factory in Longbridge and a new plant in the United States.
The MG TF roadster will be built in Longbridge in the West Midlands, while a new factory in the US will build a hardtop coupe version of the MG TF. Nanjing also says it intends to build three saloon models in China.
Nanjing has also confirmed that its research and development centre will be based in Ardmore, Oklahoma, killing off speculation that it would retain engineering facilities in the Midlands.
Nanjing expects manufacturing to start at the US plant in autumn 2008. It has not yet stated how many jobs it expects to create at Longbridge, but these details could be confirmed at its pre-British motor show press launch early next week.
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