According to figures announced by the SMMT, MG is currently the fastest growing car company in the UK sales charts for both March and the year to date. However, before we start popping too many Champagne corks, it’s worth bearing in mind that in March, 361 MGs were sold, in comparison with 25,753 Ford Fiestas and 8136 Fiat 500s, the car that MG probably seeks to emulate, more than any other.
That said, sales for MG are heading in the right direction now, even if they are from a low base. It’s good news for the marque, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary year in 2014 – MG Motor UK has recorded a year-to-date sales increase by 574 per cent. The rise in sales is down to the arrival of the MG3, which is being sold through an expanding dealer network in the UK.
The new range of MGs are designed and engineered at the European Design and Technical Centre and assembled in the factory both of which are both located at the MG site in Longbridge, Birmingham.
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