The rich history of MG (Morris Garages) began nearly 90 years ago in 1924. The famous initials we know and love were chosen by Cecil Kimber, the founder of MG. Kimber chose the letters as a "nod" to William Morris, his employer, and the owner of Morris Garages. Kimber, didn't just come up with our name. He also created the first line of MGs. He started out by fitting coach-built tourer bodies to the Morris Cowley chassis, creating cars known as the Morris Garage Chummys. A few years later, in 1924, he designed the 14/28 Super Sports model, the first true MG, and the car that premiered the octagonal logo which has journeyed with us ever since.
In 1924, Cecil Kimber, Morris Garages General Manager, found a niche market for modified Morris cars that were faster and a little more sporty. It didn't take long before MG was known for its "affordable performance" cars. In 1952, Longbridge designed and manufactured the A and B-Series engines. These would provide the power behind the MG Midget and Z Series Magnette, MGA and MGB. Tuesday 9th May 2000 saw the MG Rover Group being formed following separation from the BMW Group. In 2011, the MG6, the first all-new MG in 16 years is launched in the UK.
Today, as in the past, MG offers customers something a little different. Whether it is a classic sports car used for weekend outings or a practical vehicle to fulfil your daily needs, MG is determined to provide you with cars that are eye catching, enjoyable and, crucially, accessible. Today, MG is more than an iconic octagonal badge; it is once again a motoring force to be reckoned with.