MG and Roewe’s Abandoned in the Desert

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Ever wondered what a car dealership would look like after armageddon? This MG-Roewe dealership in Dubai seems to give us a sneak peak of a post apocalyptic automotive environment would look like, according to rumor a lovers tiff between the old MG importer (presumably under MG-Rover) and the new MG-Roewe importer (under SAIC) has left MG in a perilous situation in Dubai. Cars are left stranded in the car park under the hot desert sun, slowly being eroded by sand.

desert MG MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG1 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG2 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG3 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG4 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG5 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG6 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG7 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG8 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG9 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert

desert MG10 MG and Roewes Abandoned in the Desert


Thanks to Rob/D for the pictures, and also the Merry Men of McD.

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  • Fanboi3
    June 18, 2012

    This is not the Dubai dealership, I was there last week so I know it isn’t. This is probably the Doha dealership and having been to Doha a number of time, it looks like par for the course for Qatar and the way things are run there.

  • Rob
    June 18, 2012

    He’s right, it’s in Doha. Showroom was covered in dust. Looked like it had ‘t been opened in weeks and weeks.

  • Rob
    June 18, 2012

    Wouldn’t say this is par for the course here though…

  • CarsAroundTheWorld
    June 25, 2012

    Epic fail (for Qatar). And why do they have to tarnish what little is left of the relation between MG-Rover and the new MG-SAIC buy badging Roewes as MGs??!!! Bye MG, SamTheEagle (From CAR Magazine UK) was right about you not actually being the real MG, the real one died in the 1950′s.

  • June 26, 2012

    It’s SAIC that is badging them as MGs. Early exports of the Roewe 750 and 550 were badged as the MG 750 and 550 in some countries such as Chile. You can see in these pictures a mix of Roewe badges as both Roewe and MG along with MGs.

    Side point. How come SAIC can export cars such as the MG to the middle east already and yet still let the UK wait?

  • June 26, 2012

    Sorry that should have read MG 3 rather than MG in second paragraph.

  • CarsAroundTheWorld
    June 26, 2012

    The reason why is because the versions sent to the middle east are the chinese versions, the ones for Europe need to have much more done suspension and interior quality wise if they want to sell any in Europe.

  • Rob
    June 26, 2012

    No Roewe badges on any of those cars.

    Ash, are you going to correct this article or not? You’ve known for a week now that it’s wrong.

  • Shanghai61
    July 3, 2012

    Sorry, CATW, but weren’t most of the original MGs simply badge-engineeered Morrises? What’s the difference between an MG3 and an MG 1100?

  • July 4, 2012

    Yes, but that doesn’t take 1.5 years. Do you see world class manufacturers taking that long to launch cars in other markets?

  • Todd
    July 15, 2012

    Hey, if they don’t want these… I’ll take em ;-)

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