SAIC Motor will assemble vehicles for its MG brand in Egypt with local dealer Mansour Automotive Group as the state-owned Chinese automaker further expands overseas.
SAIC is forming a joint venture sales company with Mansour to allow it to first export MG cars to Egypt from China. It also signed a framework agreement with the Egyptian dealer to establish a separate partnership to produce MG vehicles locally, SAIC said.
In addition to Egypt, the manufacturing joint venture will sell vehicles in other North African nations as well as countries in central Africa.
SAIC did not divulge additional details about the production partnership.
The deal will make Egypt the third foreign country where SAIC will build MG brand cars.
MG runs a joint venture in Thailand with local business Charoen Pokphand Group. The partnership has two factories assembling right-hand-drive vehicles.
In May, MG launched output at a plant in India SAIC purchased from General Motors in 2017.
In China, SAIC builds MG models along with Roewe-brand vehicles in Shanghai, Nanjing and Zhengzhou.
SAIC acquired the MG brand from its state-owned peer, Nanjing Automobile Group.
In 2005, Nanjing Auto purchased the brand from bankrupt UK automaker MG Rover in 2005. Two years later, Nanjing Auto was acquired by SAIC.