MG leads growth in UK industry in 2014
Fastest growing brand in UK in April and year to date 5 year worry-free package on MG6GT and Magnette £99 per month 0% APR finance available on MG3 3Time MG celebrating 90th anniversary at Silverstone on 21June Results due to great value of MG3, MG6 and major expansion of UK dealer network
Longbridge: UK--May 7, 2014: Figures issued today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show MG increased sales by a market leading 1600% in April 2014 compared with April 2013, from just 13 cars last year to 221cars sold this April.
This is the second consecutive month where MG has registered the largest percentage increase in monthly sales in the UK.
The SMMT figures also show MG having an industry leading 715% increase in sales from January to April – up from 94 cars in 2013 to 767 in 2014.
This success is being driven by the outstanding value-for-money of the new MG3 supermini range and the multi-award winning MG6 GT fastback and Magnette sports saloons and a major expansion of the dealer network.
MG has appointed 13 new dealers across the country so far in 2014 and is on plan to grow to around 80 sales points by the end of the year.
The incredible sales success is a great birthday present for the MG brand which this year celebrates its 90th anniversary with a major event at Silverstone on June 21st and 22nd.
The MG6 recently scooped the Best Handling car award in the Auto Express 2014 Driver Power awards and MG was voted the third Best Manufacturer in the Driver Power awards.
Until the end of June, the award winning MG6 now comes with an amazing 5 year peace of mind package that includes5 years (or 75,000 miles) free servicing, 5 year free warranty, 5 year AA cover, 5 year fuel subsidy and 5 year 5% APR finance.
MG6 boasts an impressive equipment list as standard on all models, with class leading interior and boot space, and MG driving dynamics available in both a sporty GT Fastback and Magnette sports saloon body styles. Both are available in 1.8-litre turbo petrol and 1.9-litre turbo diesel variants. The range starts from just £15,455 and includes the new 350 Nm, 150 PS, six speed diesel engine, which emits only 129g/Km of CO2; making the MG6 diesel variant road tax exempt for the first year, and costing only £110 a year to tax thereafter.
Equally impressive is the MG3 supermini available until the end of June with £99 per month 0% APR finance on 3Time, which is fun to buy, fun to drive and fun to own with over one million personalisation options. It has class leading chassis dynamics, and exceptional value for money aftercare packages. MG3s range from £8,399 to £9,999, or on PCP with 0% APR on 3Time and monthly payments from just £99 per month. The MG3 benefits from an ultra low 4E insurance group, strong residuals of up to 61 per cent, class leading interior and boot space, and high levels of equipment on all specifications as standard, as well as complete peace of mind with the three years fixed servicing package MG CARE3, the ultimate in carefree ownership.
MG’s Sales & Marketing Director, Guy Jones, said: “These are outstanding results for us and we are delighted. It’s also great for the British car industry, which we are proud to be part of. Modern MG’s are designed; engineered and the final assembly of our cars takes place here at the MG Birmingham site in Longbridge.
“The success of the MG3 and MG6 ranges is down to the great design and engineering quality of the cars, the outstanding value-for-money with very high levels of standard specification and of course the fantastic driving dynamics and handling.”
He added: “Our results show that once people test drive an MG they are delighted and our sales will certainly increase throughout 2014. With the major expansion in MG’s dealer network bringing MG within reach of most of the major towns and cities this year, more people are now getting the chance to see for themselves what MG has to offer.”