MG is a British automotive manufacturer founded in 1924 by Cecil Kimber and was named after William Morris, who was his employer at Morris Garages. The first line of MGs were built using Morris’ Cowley chassis, until such time in 1924 when he finally built his first true MG, the 14/28 Super Sports. The introduction of the Super Sports also premiered the octagonal logo we know today.
Throughout history, the brand MG traded hands several times: British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1952, British Leyland (BL) in 1975, British Aerospace (BAe) in 1988, BMW in 1994, then to the MG Rover Group in 2000. Most recently, the rights to the MG brand was purchased by the Nanjing Automobile from China, creating a new company MG Motor, which is headquartered in Birmingham, UK. It designs, develops, and assembles models under the MG marque.
Fast forward to the present, MG officially entered the Philippine market October of 2018 under its partnership with The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI). TCCCI stands as MG's official distributor in the local market and the China-backed British car manufacturer offers three models across the sedan, compact SUV, and crossover segments. For the sedan, MG offers the MG6 four-door fastback, in the compact SUV segment there's the RX5, while the crossover segment's competed with the ZS.