MG buck market downturn | Industry - Car News Aug 2017

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16:21 Friday 04 Aug 2017

MG beat the downturn in the UK new car market last month.

The Longbridge-based carmaker saw 305 new cars registered last month, leaving the manufacturer 4% up compared to the same point in 2016.

The UK new car market contracted by over 2% in first seven months of this year, but MG bucked that trend thanks in no small part to their continuing dealer network expansion. Five new dealerships were added last month, with MG planning to have over 90 dealers in their network by the end of the year.

Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, commented: “July’s MG registration figures are incredibly encouraging and continue our consistent growth across 2017.

“This upward trajectory is also thanks to our growing network of dealers nationwide. This is further evidence that both dealers and customers appreciate our simple no nonsense approach to retailing.”

“We have ambitious plans to push our figures even higher as we move toward the end of the year, and with the launch of our brand-new MG XS just around the corner, we’re confident we can achieve this.”

 

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