IT’S no secret the new car market is struggling. Continuous ongoing drops in sales are hurting a number of major brands, including Holden, unless of course you’re a Chinese car maker, like SAIC Motor’s LDV ute and SUV brand, or someone like MG.
The exceptionally well known former British brand MG (now known as MG Motor) sold a record 1,014 vehicles in Australia the month of June, seeing it enter the list of top 20 automotive manufacturers in this country for the first time since the brand relaunched.
According to VFACTS data, MG Motor’s sales have increased 282.9 per cent, year on year, and the marque has already surpassed its 2018 total sales result. It’s a result not lost on the company’s sales director Scott McIntyre either.
“We’ve successfully reinvigorated this legendary marque, with an appealing, modern and accessible product range that has been a key driving factor in our success to date,” he said.
“We aim to steadily continue this momentum, working with experienced and trusted dealer partners, and we are thrilled to now announce our newest dealer partners to the market.”
On the back of its results, it’s announced five new MG Motor dealerships across Australia, and launched its own finance arm, MG Finance, with the backing of Macquarie Bank.
Already a sponsor of the NBL basketball league, the brand has also tied itself to Network 10’s new Survivor Australia television series, while at a global level it has become the official vehicle supplier to legendary English Premier League club Liverpool FC.
MG Motor offers three models in Australia, including the MG3 Auto hatch, the compact MG ZS SUV, and the mid-sized SUV, the MG GS. All vehicles come with a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty and a 7-year roadside assistance package.
Fellow Chinese brand LDV, who have also experienced exceptional sales growth, thanks to its T60 ute range, also offers the V80 and G10 vans, and has its own large SUV ready to enter the Australian market in the D90.