MG to double dealer network as sales in China soar

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    MG to double dealer network as sales in China soar

    Post by Windy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:47 am


    MG to debut MG6 at Motor Trader’s Open Points Roadshow

    MG Motor UK is using this month's Motor Trader Open Points Roadshow as a springboard to promote its brand new MG6 and recruit dealers.

    The MG6 is the fledgling brand's first hatchback and will receive its UK show debut at the event which takes place on 21 October at the Nuthurst Grange Country House in Warwickshire.

    MG Motor UK currently has 40 dealers in the UK, most of whom were MG Rover dealers, and wants to appoint a further 10 in less than a year.

    Measuring mid-way between Ford's Focus and Mondeo models the MG6 was designed in the UK and will be assembled at the brand's Longbridge base.

    The cars on show at the Open Points Roadshow will be left hand drive pre-production models which will give prospective dealers a chance to preview the vehicle ahead of it entering UK showrooms in early in 2011.

    The new car, which will be priced between £16,000 and £20,000, marks the beginning of a busy launch schedule for the Chinese owned brand which sees a MG6 saloon following next summer and a production version of the Zero concept small car and another unnamed model which will sit between the Zero model and the MG6.

    Source: http://www.motortrader.com/car-news/30575-mg-to-debut-mg6-at-motor-traders-open-points-roadshow.html


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    Post by peterover on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:56 am

    Only ten more Dealers??
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    Post by Windy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:19 pm

    peterover wrote:Only ten more Dealers??
    50 dealers by the end of the first year is almost as many as MG had in China at the end of the first year. China is a much bigger country!

    Presumably they want enough so that everyone who wants an MG6 is close enough to a dealer for a lack of dealers not to be a problem.
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    Post by richardk on Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:48 pm

    Sounds like another update to the dealer map will soon be required - good news I think?! There are still a few geographical gaps in the current delaer locations.
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    Post by patpending on Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:11 am

    New dealer announcement pending before April:

    We are keeping an advanced test drive book, which you can add yourself to now at www.mgmotor.co.uk and these will be distributed to the local dealer, including pending new appointments, in good time to arrange dates and times in April. / Keith

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    MG to double dealer network as sales in China soar

    Post by Windy on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:58 am


    MG to double dealer network as sales in China soar

    BIRMINGHAM-based MG is planning to double its dealer network.

    The Longbridge company currently has 38 dealers but wants to add a further 40, with ten to 15 coming on stream within the next few months.

    The expansion comes as MG Motor UK’s parent company, SAIC in China has revealed that its sales figure for 2010 is a staggering 3.58 million, up 31.5 per cent on 2009, and set a new record.

    Passenger cars sales alone totalled 2,279,000 and increased by almost 42 per cent on the previous year.

    Last year, the MG and Roewe brands had outstanding results with sales up 77 per cent to total 160,000.

    MG Motor UK will soon be adding to the 2011 sales figures with the launch of the MG6 sports fastback model, the first all-new MG to be launched in Britain in 16 years.

    A team of around 300 engineers and designers from Birmingham were responsible for the design and development of the MG6 which is already on sale in China. MG Motor UK’s franchise and dealer development manager, David Martin, said: “It’s great to see so much genuine interest and enthusiasm from people who want to be part of the new MG story.”

    Meanwhile, engineers and designers at the MG Birmingham site are celebrating the success of the newly-launched MG3 supermini, which was unveiled at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China. Detailed specifications of the MG3 will be announced at a later date.

    MG’s sales and marketing director Guy Jones said: “The incredible reception the MG3 has had in China is a great reflection on all the hard work put in by the designers and engineers in Birmingham.”
    Source: http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2011/02/02/mg-to-double-dealer-network-as-sales-in-china-soar-97319-28098195/

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