Lotus may not have been sold to the Chinese (yet) but someone else was. And they’ve been making cars for over a year. Supposedly, they’re not bad to drive either.
When Rover went bust, it was picked up by SAIC, along with the MG nameplate. The car above, the MG 6, is a mix of old Rover and new Chinese technology. Cars are built in England and China, and it’s certainly attractive.
We haven’t driven it, but the reviews seem fairly consistent; it’s great to drive, but quality is poor enough to keep it from being a serious rival to class leaders in Europe like the Golf and Focus. Still, when Evo magazine calls a Chinese MG “one of the best in its class to drive“, that says something. Apparently, the chief chassis engineer is a Lotus Exige driver.