History

A British Icon

For the better part of a century, the MG badge has been synonymous with cars that excite, inspire, and are a delight to drive. From the first Super Sports model that was produced in the UK in 1924, up to today's modern, global releases, MG vehicles tap into the natural joy that comes with driving.

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1945
1956
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1962
1982
1983
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2015
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2018
1924
THE FIRST MG IS BORN
Having outgrown his sales desk job, Cecil Kimber heads to the garage and begins to tinker around. Much tinkering after, he finished his own tuned version of the Morris Car, calling it the Old Number one.
1933
THE FIRST RECORD IS BROKEN
The MG K3 Magnette emerged triumphant at the Mille Miglia, one of the toughest races in the world, and was the first non-italian marque to take the 1100cc class win thanks to Captain George Eyston & Johnny Lurani.
1945
BEGINNING OF COOL AFTER THE WAR
The company launched the MG TC, complete with latest features and gadgets. It sold nearly 2,000 units! This car can be credited with starting the American craze for the British sports car.
1956
THE YEAR OF THE CLASSIC MAGNETTE
Initially, the MG ZB Magnette raised a lot of eyebrows. However, with its solid performance and superior features, the Magnette became everyone’s favourite in no time.
1957
SET RECORD. BREAK RECORD. REPEAT
The MG Ex181 sets a world record for reaching speed of 245.64mph. And then MG decides to break its own record in 1959 – by touching a speed of 254.91mph at Bonneville Salt Flats. The MG was driven by Sir Stirling Moss.
1959
NAME’S BOND, MGA BOND
MG decides to take things up a notch and launch the MGA, an upgrade of the heart-throbbingly popular MGA 1500. Fitted with a 1588cc engine, it gave the MGA an extra 6 BHP that pretty much made people fly.
1962
PRINCE CHARLES GETS AN MGC
MGB - World’s most affordable sportscar was built. The fact that over 5,00,000 MGBs were built just goes on to show how popular it was. When Prince Charles went to University, he bought the B’s bigger brother, the MGC.
1982
GREAT THINGS, SMALL PACKAGES
After the doors of Abingdon closed, many assumed that this would be the end of the MG era. Contrary to popular beliefs, MG emerged stronger and launched the compact MG Metro. It has its own fan following still.
1983
FIVE DOORS, A THOUSAND FANS
The world was changing, and design was changing too. The Metro gave way to a superior five-door hatchback with exceptional performance and handling, the MG Maestro. It further gave way to MG Maestro Turbo.
2000
A NEW BEGINNING
MG ushered in the new millennium with the MG TF; an upgrade of the MGF. What followed was a hot-hatch, the MG ZR, and two sports saloons; The MG ZS and MG ZT. MG was back in the motoring world.
2007
SAIC SPEARHEADS THE MG BRAND
The MG marque and Longbridge plant were taken over by Nanjing Automobile. Cut to 2007, Nanjing Automobile gave way to SAIC Motor, and MG pops back on the world map as MG Motor.
2011
NEW ERA. NEW DEMANDS. NEW DESIGNS
Future forward as always, MG realised the need to be personal. With high level customizations, MG introduced the MG3; giving consumers the power to co-design their cars.
2012
DESIGN MEETS POWER
The MG5 emerged as an absolute star, being a spectacular compact car with a stunning exterior design, plush interiors and an aggressive 1.5 litre petrol four-cylinder "VTi-Tech" engine.
2015
THE FIRST SUV IS LAUNCHED
Always on the edge of innovation, MG launches the MG GS, the first-ever MG SUV. Better agility enabled the MG driver to take his MG both on and off the road.
2017
THE MAGIC OF E-MOTION
The resolutely ahead E-Motion came with an internet-compatible infotainment system, built on a pure-electric modular architecture platform. It boasts of 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, and has a range of over 500km.
2018
INNOVATION THRIVES WITH THE MG HS
MG HS - the next big thing by MG is all set to take the world by storm with a plush design and advanced technology, blind spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alert, a 360 degree AVM, 10.1 inch floating central display and much more.