SAIC MG

MG-Nanjing-auto-sales-statistics-EuropeChina’s Nanjing Automobile bought most of the assets from the 2005 bankruptcy of MG Rover and planned to resurrect the MG brand in Europe. The first model to return in 2009 was the MG TF roadster, assembled in the original MG-Rover factory in Longbridge from CKD (Complete Knock Down)-kits built in Nanjing, China. Unfortunately, since this was a model that had been introduced in 1995 as the MGF and updated and renamed in 2002, sales remained low and the production was suspended in 2011 after only 906 units were produced. By that time, Nanjing had merged with SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), one of China’s largest automakers.

Later in 2011, assembly of the MG6 midsized sedan and hatchback/liftback started in Longbridge as well, for the UK market only. It was the first all-new model to be developed under the MG-brand since 1995. The MG6 is based on the Chinese Roewe 550, which itself is roughly based on the platform of the Rover 75. Despite the relatively low sales expectations of just 2.000 to 3.000 cars a year, the MG6 managed to peak at only 774 sales in 2012. After declining sharply in 2013, a new diesel engine and expansion of the dealer network helped the MG6 recover in 2014.

SAIC MG started assembling the subcompact hatchback MG3 in Longbridge in 2013 and sales in the UK started in September of that year. This car immediately became the new MG’s best seller thanks to its good value,  “European” design and sporty handling, true to its MG genes. The MG3 took the brand to the next level in the UK, as MG sales soared to over 2.300 units in the UK, three times its previous record under Chinese ownership in 2012. It continued to progress in 2015, breaking past the 3.000 sales mark for the first time.

A compact hatchback called the MG5, which has been on sale in China since 2012, had been planned for the UK market as well, but the brand has decided to give priority to the MG GS crossover in 2016. This third car in the line-up should also open the door to exports to other European markets in 2017 or 2018, with Portugal and Cyprus as the most likely markets

Also find SAIC MG sales figures in China.

 

SAIC MG
All Models
2014
SAIC MG
All Models
2015
SAIC MG
All Models
2016
SAIC MG
All Models
2017
January 138 135 313 205
February 47 63 103 111
March 361 662 576 750
April 221 308 274 219
May 241 270 296 395
June 196 234 336 314
July 203 239 305
August 76 43 99
September 357 511 1.005
October 188 159 257
November 170 250 263
December 128 283 367

SAIC MG
All Models
2016 4.194
2015 3.157
2014 2.326
2013 513
2012 787
2011 362
2010 285
2009 374

 

Use the dropdown at the top right of this page to find sales figures for MG 3, MG 6, MG GS, MG TF and any other car model sold in Europe since the early 2000’s.

 

Use the dropdown at the top right of this page to find sales figures for any other car model sold in Europe since the early 2000’s.

Car sales statistics are from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.

 

SAIC MG
All Models
2014
SAIC MG
All Models
2015
SAIC MG
All Models
2016
SAIC MG
All Models
2017
January 138 135 313 205
February 47 63 103 111
March 361 662 576 750
April 221 308 274 219
May 241 270 296 395
June 196 234 336 314
July 203 239 305
August 76 43 99
September 357 511 1.005
October 188 159 257
November 170 250 263
December 128 283 367

SAIC MG
All Models
2016 4.194
2015 3.157
2014 2.326
2013 513
2012 787
2011 362
2010 285
2009 374

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