MG celebrates 90th anniversary in 2014 with record growth in Q1
MG celebrates 90th anniversary in 2014 with record growth in Q1 SMMT figures released today show highest growth of any manufacturer in UK in Q1 2014 More MGs sold in Q1 2014 than in total in 2013 Success driven by new MG3 supermini, diesel MG6 and strong finance offers Sales growth also from major dealer network expansion
Longbridge, UK--April 4, 2014: Figures announced by the SMMT today show MG as the fastest growing manufacturer in the UK for both March, and 2014 year to date.
As the perfect celebration for the marque’s 90th anniversary year, MG Motor UK has recorded the best ever Q1 sales performance as year-to-date sales increase by 574 per cent. The success of the iconic British brand is due to the launch of the MG3 supermini, introduction of a high-tech diesel engine in MG6 and rapidly expanding dealer network in the UK.
The new range of MGs are designed and engineered in the state of the art European Design and Technical Centre, and assembled in the factory, both located at the MG site in Longbridge, Birmingham.
Priced from only £8,399 to £9,999, the new MG3 supermini offers an unbeatable combination of distinctive style with great driving dynamics, and represents exceptional value for money, with an ultra low insurance group of 4E, strong residuals of up to 61 per cent, and high levels of equipment on all specifications as standard. Over one million personalisation options are also available, with a wide range of exterior and interior options, including exterior graphics, interior finishers, wheels and mirror caps. Customers can Go Personal and explore the many combinations available via the online configurator on the company’s website: MG# Supermini
Standard specification on all MG3s includes electronic hill hold, CD audio with MP3 compatibility, distinctive signature LED daytime running lights, six airbags and a sporty 106PS engine. The 3FORM model adds Bluetooth and audio streaming, DAB radio and climate control. 3FORM SPORT adds 16” “Carousel” alloy wheels and sporty side skirts. 3STYLE is top of the range, with 16” “Diamond cut” Alloy wheels, reverse parking sensors, cruise control and automatic headlights and windscreen wipers as standard.
The MG6 also boasts an impressive equipment list, with class leading interior space and MG driving dynamics available in both a sporty GT Fastback GT Magnette saloon body styles. Prices start at just £15,455 for the range which includes the new 350 Nm, 150 PS, six speed stop-start diesel engine. With emissions of only 129g/Km of CO2, the MG6 is also road tax exempt for the first year, and only £100 a year to tax thereafter.During Q2, MG6 customers can benefit from a free specification upgrade on all petrol and diesel models. Customers can upgrade from an S variant to an SE, benefiting from additional equipment such as satellite navigation, rear parking sensors, cruise control and leather steering wheel, a saving of £1,200. Building on the SE trim, the TSE features front parking sensors, 18” alloy wheels, rear parking camera, leather trim, Bluetooth, automatic headlights, automatic windscreen wipers and electric heated seats, now offering a saving of £2,000. MG6 GT TSE customers will be offered the opportunity to upgrade to a Magnette, saving £3,000.
Supporting the expansion of the product range is a major expansion in the UK dealer network with 10 new dealers joining the MG franchise so far in 2014. All dealers are able to offer strong finance PCP offers on MG6 from only £199 a month, and on all MG3 specifications, from just £99 a month or with zero, 10, 20% or more deposits.