MG Motor UK is set to open a sales center at its Birmingham plant on September 30, 2011, Friday, coinciding with the final stages of "The Great British Charity Test Drive." The event has seen the latest fleets of MG vehicles touring the country as part of an initiative to raise funds and support Macmillan Cancer Support and Help for Heroes.
The opening of the new showcase sales center will be one of the largest Macmillan coffee mornings ever held wherein MG Motor UK will play host to invited VIPs and the media.
After the Macmillan event in the morning, employees and their families will engage in fun-filled activities in the afternoon that including children’s entertainment, face painting and bouncy castles.
There will also be a miniature farm where kids can see and touch a variety of small animals. In addition, employees have the chance to try cake baking. Their efforts will be sold off to further have the finances for the Macmillan charity.
This event will last for a week. Everyone can enter the new MG Sales Centre and will have the chance to test drive the MG6 Magnette sports saloon and the MG6 GT fastback. MG Motor UK Marketing Manager Clint Cordle commented that they are marking this important milestone in the MG history with a fun-filled family event.
MG revealed that its striking Icon concept car has managed to bag during the 2012 Beijing Motor Show what many consider as the most prestigious title. Named as the “Best Concept,” MG’s concept car beat out the likes of the Honda Concept C, the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe, and even the Lamborghini Urus, for this highly coveted award on the international auto show timetable.
The award was announced by Autoweek, one of the leading auto magazines in the U.S. Celebrated international motoring journalist and editor of the German edition of the Autoweek, Greg Kable had all praises for the Icon. According to Kable, the Icon marks the rebirth of the MG as a company now under SAIC Motor. This concept car, he added, brings with it a traditional style that has been reinterpreted as a compact SUV. Kable continued by saying that this concept is likely to challenge head on the Mini Countryman and the Nissan Juke.
MG will be presented with an engraved trophy as part of the award though it will be given at a later date. While there is no word yet if a production version will be released, this is the first SUV concept to come from the brand and that was made by its very own global design team with British director Anthony Williams-Kenny at the helm. The Icon made use of a number of legendary models from the brand, like the MGA and the MGB GT, as its inspiration. Director Williams-Kenny shared that they are happy to have won this significant award considering that the judges chose the Icon over others coming from famous names in the auto industry.