In addition to Egypt, the manufacturing joint venture will sell vehicles in other North African nations as well as countries in central Africa. SAIC did not divulge additional details about the production partnership. The deal will make Egypt the third foreign country where SAIC will build MG brand cars.
In China, SAIC builds MG models along with Roewe-brand vehicles in Shanghai, Nanjing and Zhengzhou. SAIC acquired the MG brand from its state-owned peer, Nanjing Automobile Group. In 2005, Nanjing Auto purchased the brand from bankrupt UK automaker MG Rover in 2005. Two years later, Nanjing Auto was acquired by SAIC.