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MG Rover: Tata tie-up

With what many in the industry see as an ageing model line-up, the time has come for MG Rover to introduce a new small car, billed as a replacement for the Rover Metro. But competition in the sector extremely high and although the market is growing, Tata will need to produce a very good car to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2002
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MG Rover: rebuilding bridges in China

MG Rover 's new alliance agreement with the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation marks its return to China after a similar venture with China Brilliance fell through in 2002. If approved, this agreement would assist the struggling UK manufacturer in developing much needed new models while keeping costs under control.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2004
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MG Rover: denying Chinese whispers

MG Rover and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation have been working together recently under a strategic relationship agreement, but media reports this week have suggested that the partnership may develop into something more. When it comes to securing the Birmingham based manufacturer's future, strengthening its ties with SAIC would be no bad idea.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2004
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MG Rover/Tata: another Asian connection

Tata and MG Rover have forged a deal whereby Tata will provide the British company with a new small car. Tata's strategy seems to be to offer niche market vehicles that MG Rover's existing range does not address. The Indian conglomerate sees this agreement as only the beginning of a potentially much longer lasting relationship.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003
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MG Rover / SAIC: successful venture will benefit both

MG Rover has confirmed it is in the final stages of agreeing a joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), which is injecting around GBP1 billion into the deal. If successful, the deal could secure the future of the historic Rover brand and pave the way for other Asian automakers to break into the mature markets of the West.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2004
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MG Rover / SAIC: Chinese take away

Speculation is rife that the proposed joint venture between Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation (SAIC) and the embattled British car firm MG Rover that would leave SAIC with a 70% share will be announced this week. The deal would mean a vital GBP1 billion investment for Rover, but whispers that SAIC is unhappy at the cost of the project mean that a happy ending is not yet assured.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2005
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Mercedes should go west in pursuit of Chinese growth

Mercedes' performance in China during Q1 2013 fell behind its German rivals, with sales down by 12.0%. In contrast, Audi and BMW saw growth of 14.0% and 7.5%, respectively, in the same period. Mercedes' slump in sales stems from a lack of dealerships, but it has responded by revisiting its plan for the rest of 2013 and now intends to open 75 new sites this year instead of the original 50.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2013
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Mazda: Europe in its sights

Despite its close ties with Ford, Mazda has so far failed to make any real impact in the European market. But plans are now in place to turn the company from an apparent single model manufacturer to an established alternative to the mainstream manufacturers. With an exciting new range, the Japanese carmaker stands a chance.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2002
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Mazda: at the mercy of the currency markets

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2000
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Mazda: a Japanese shift to Europe

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2001

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