2017 Sales milestone for MG3

MG celebrates 10,000 sales in the UK

MG is continuing to carve out a strong following in the market where the brand was born – Britain.

The latest incarnation MG is slightly different to the classic MG of the past, this time around the brand is owned and operated by Chinese company, SAIC Motor, and there are no real sports cars in the line-up.

Instead, MG has gone mainstream and it all seems to be paying off rather nicely.

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MG in the UK has just passed the 10,000 sales milestone for the MG3 and in a market that is down nearly 4% this year has bucked the trend to be 0.48% up for 2017.

Matthew Cheyne is the head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, he tells us things are coming along nicely for the brand.

“Since launching the MG3 in 2013, our versatile Supermini has gone from strength-to-strength.

“With so much to offer, this car stacks up well against the competition, and we’re thrilled to have surpassed 10,000 sales.

“We’re looking forward to a strong finish to the year.”

In Australia, MG cars are currently available through a network of four dealerships and these can be found in Brisbane, Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Albury-Wodonga.

More dealerships are expected to open through 2018.

Despite the relatively small Australian presence for the brand at the moment, sales are still respectable.

VFACTS data shows the brand delivered 40 cars to Australian customers last month, while across the first nine months of 2017 total MG sales are sitting at 461.

Related: High-spec MG3 confirmed for Australia in 2018

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