MG fast out the grid

MG Motor UK has announced an exceptional month for sales, reporting a total of 475 vehicle registrations in January –  a 130% increase compared to the same period in 2017.

Despite a market downturn of 6.3%, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), MG has successfully bucked the trend becoming the UK’s best performing car brand in January. The Longbridge-based company, which concluded 2017 with a year-on-year registration increase of around six per cent, looks on course for a successful 2018, despite challenging market conditions.

Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said, ‘The launch of MG Motor UK’s latest model, the MG ZS, and a move away from manufacturing diesel vehicles has been instrumental to this continued success.

‘Although the UK new car market is proving challenging, we have seen a great result from our strategy of offering affordable, quality cars to our customers. As a company, we made the decision to sell only petrol cars and as sales of diesel cars continue to fall, we are seeing the benefits of this commercial decision.’