Nanjing Automobile's first British-made MG TF sports cars will come off the Longbridge assembly line later this month, after a two-year hiatus.

Nanjing Auto, which took control of collapsed MG Rover two years ago, unveiled its first China-made MG sports cars and sedans in March and said the Longbridge plant will produce its first TFs on May 29 May as the company gears up to start selling MG cars in China and elsewhere in the second half, according to Reuters.

According to the report, so far, 98 British dealerships have expressed interest in marketing the vintage brand in Britain, along with others in Germany, Australia and several British Commonwealth countries.

Non-China sales may account for more than half of global MG car sales in the first few years, Zhang Xin, general manager of the Nanjing Auto unit making the cars, told Reuters in April.

But China could become the single biggest market for the MG marque as more Chinese drivers are exposed to the brand, he said.