MG smashes 2019’s total sales figures part-way through 2020

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MG has already smashed its 2019 sales figures at the end of Q3 2020 despite a year of showroom closures and coronavirus restrictions.

Richmond Motor Group’s Guildford MG dealership sold the 13,076th MG – a figure that inches past the total number of cars sold MG sold last year.

The record-breaking car was an all-electric ZS EV SUV sold to a Mr. Walker.

MG says its registrations were up 32.5 per cent year-on-year even though the overall market is down almost 40 per cent. That’s despite dealers being closed for three months during the coronavirus lockdown period.

Daniel Gregorious, MG’s head of sales and marketing, said: ‘Our incredible value, seven-year warranty and great range of cars have really captured the imagination of Britain’s car buying public, and have also helped us strategically grow our dealer network, which will comprise over 120 sites before the end of the year.

‘Working together with our dealers, we’ve achieved incredible growth against a backdrop of a hugely challenging market and we’re immensely proud of that.

‘The next step in our Momentum and Growth midterm plan is to become the go-to mainstream brand for affordable electric cars and the ZS EV was very much the pioneer of this as our electrified range continues to grow.’

Last week, MG announced its new MG5 electric vehicle and HS SUV plug-in hybrid models.

The firm believes adding these two vehicles to its range will lead to a tipping point in 2021 where more than half of its sales will be for electrified models.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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