- 2018 was MG Motor UK’s biggest volume year ever
- MG more than doubled the previous year’s volume
- Annual highlights include appointment of 18 new dealers
MG Motor UK is celebrating its biggest year ever, after achieving record car sales in 2018. Figures released today by the SMMT confirmed that MG had reached its stated 2018 goal of more than doubling its sales volume versus the previous year.
During the past 12 months, MG achieved several monthly sales records, securing an annual sales total of 9,049 registrations, an increase of 104% versus 2017. This percentage increase made MG the fastest-growing car manufacturer in the UK during 2018. With more than 5,300 ZS compact SUVs sold, in addition to almost 1,000 of the larger GS SUV, MG’s products are finding success right in the heart of the UK market.
In addition to the impressive increase in sales volumes, the company also saw its dealer network grow rapidly with the addition of 18 new dealer partners during the year including the recently appointed Bushey Heath Garage, Glyn Hopkin East London, Richmond Motor Group and Islington Motor Group.
Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, said: “We’re very proud of our achievements in 2018, and we’re delighted to be confirmed as the UK’s fastest growing car manufacturer. Our sales performance is built upon having the right cars, bang in the heart of the market, and the right dealers, providing an excellent customer experience. 2019 will be another very exciting year for MG, as we continue to expand our dealer network and launch some brilliant new products including our very first battery electric vehicle, the MG ZS electric SUV.”
MG is the iconic British brand with an exciting history dating back to 1924. It has an exciting future too! Backed by SAIC Motor, one of the world’s biggest automotive companies, MG Motor UK is developing quickly and in 2018 it became the fastest growing car manufacturer in the UK with sales increasing by 104% versus the previous year. Designed and engineered in Longbridge, Birmingham, MG’s range sits right in the heart of the market with one hatchback and two SUVs on offer.
MG’s hatchback is New MG3, an exceptionally affordable and spacious B segment car with prices starting from just £9,495 OTR and featuring MG’s 7-year/80,000 miles manufacturer warranty.
Next comes the MG ZS compact SUV, a stylish and versatile car that represents outstanding value for money, starting at just £12,495 OTR. Available with either manual or automatic transmission, it also comes with a 7-year/80,000-mile manufacturer warranty as standard.
Finally, the MG GS is MG’s mid-sized SUV and starts at just £15,095 OTR. It’s a fun family car with bags of space, a 1.5 turbo petrol engine and the option of manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
During 2018 MG made great progress with the development of its nationwide network of franchised dealers. By adding 18 dealers during the year, MG starts 2019 with 82 dealer partners and an ambition to reach 120 by the end of 2020, providing full national coverage and bringing MG’s value-for-money cars ever closer to the British public.