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I walked from work to the Underground station today and came across this...

 

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One of 20 imported to the UK, apparently...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BYD_e6#United_Kingdom

Great find! These are guaranteed futurelectric shite

 

 

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The Range Rover link in the Rapport Ritz thread brought me to this merchant of molested mega barges.

 

Vantagefields of London. http://www.vantagefield.com/index.html

 

Here's some examples of their work...

 

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Unsurprisingly many of the examples have Middle Eastern reg plates.

 

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Skoda Scala, sits in between the Fabia and Octavia... isn’t there a Rapid for that?

The Scala is the new Rapid. Maybe their marketing people thought Rapid had got a bit too closely associated with minicabbers so they came up with a new name.

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I've seen a couple of newish looking Maxxus recently. I think they were badged SIC or something. They weren't LDV or MG.

 

They are made by SAIC - Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

 

SAIC bought the mortal remains of LDV and re-introduced the Maxus which is marketed throughout the world as a SAIC (or MG) product except in the UK (and Ireland??) where it is an 'LDV Maxus'. I think there's an LDV badge on the rear of the UK market Maxus; they have 'SAIC' etched on the glass and the main badging is a big M for Maxus.

 

MG and Rover (called Roewe in China) were originally bought by Nanjing but SAIC acquired them when they bought out Nanjing hence the spread of the MG name throughout SAIC's products, but not yet on UK LDV's...

 

https://myldv.co.uk/

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MG V80...

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Its what they are selling the 'new' LDV Maxus in some parts of Asia. And by 'new' I mean a updated edition of the old LDV Maxus sold here back in the mid-late 00's. Which they are selling over here again...as the LDV Maxus.

I would LOVE to take one of these to an MG owners club meeting.It would provoke as much wailing and gnashing of teeth as my MG Metro did at Brooklands MG day circa 2002 when it was pure Shite.Ironically collectable now of course.I gave mine away in 2005 dammit.

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SAIC are turning into Chinese Leyland. Their entire UK operation is made up of bankrupted former bits of the BL empire, but sticking MG badges on an LDV van is a new low that even MGR in their darkest days didn't stoop to.

 

Here's another weird MG I discovered while rummaging around AROnline. What MGR never had and arguably really needed was a SUV but they did try. As the licensing agreement with BMW prevented using the Rover name on a SUV to protect Land Rover, they glued some MG badges on a Ssangyong Rexton in a few days to make something new to show to their dealers. Three prototype MG Rextons were made and one was apparently used by the security team at Longbridge for a while but I don't know what became of them in the end.

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Don't remember seeing a CR-Z before

 

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New Bentley Continental coupe;

 

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Ssangyong Tourismo;

 

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Renault Initialle - which appears to be the new Espace;

 

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Saw this one in Germany;

 

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Hyundai H350 looks suspiciously like a Sprinter;

 

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Merc E300 2 door;

 

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MG V80...

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Its what they are selling the 'new' LDV Maxus in some parts of Asia. And by 'new' I mean a updated edition of the old LDV Maxus sold here back in the mid-late 00's. Which they are selling over here again...as the LDV Maxus. 

 

Wow, and to think the MG badge used to be on this

 

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Wow, and to think the MG badge used to be on this.....

 

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....a Wolseley 4/44.

 

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The MG badge has appeared on all manner of chod, a Maxus van is a new idea though, but as has been pointed out, by my learn'd colleague 'Timewaster', there is a direct link between the Maxus and the MGB.

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....a Wolseley 4/44.

 

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The MG badge has appeared on all manner of chod, a Maxus van is a new idea though, but as has been pointed out, by my learn'd colleague 'Timewaster', there is a direct link between the Maxus and the MGB.

Hardly any body panels are the same and the running gear is very different. The 4/44 had the same (with minor differences) mechanicals to the MG Y

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and this car was related to a Morris 8 Series E. All cars, except the E series were designed by Gerald Palmer.

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Hardly any body panels are the same and the running gear is very different. The 4/44 had the same (with minor differences) mechanicals to the MG Y

 

and this car was related to a Morris 8 Series E. All cars, except the E series were designed by Gerald Palmer.

 

I believe it was the same body tub as a Morris 12

 

Morris 12

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MG Y type

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A young lad I worked with had one last year, replaced his Megane cabriolet.

Oddly enough his was the first that I had seen, then for the following few weeks I followed one part of the way to work each morning, thought is was him at first although he lived 20miles in the opp0site direction.

 

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