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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 11:35
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I dont think that at present, pre-registration for MG is such a big issue. Cant speak for Arnold Clark but the majority of MG`s dealers are only small: these dealers are unlikely to hang on to their pre-reg stock for very long and I would have thought are largely being bought by people who intended to buy a new MG anyway(or similar 2nd-hand or new competitor). If each dealer was regularly building up stocks of pre-reg cars (and there`s little sign of it) each month without being sold, that may be a worry but I dont see them doing that. As long as they're being sold, new or pre-reg its not a big deal at present. My local dealer definitely pre-registers a couple of MG3`s maybe every couple of month it seems; they're still being sold............. It may not be what we ideally want but if gets the cars on the roads and becoming more visible then perhaps its a price worth paying at present.
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The facts of MGs growth are all clearly presented in my registrations figures thread.

In 2012 they were registering around 20-30 cars a month. And in 2016 it was 360 a month.

Surely, even the haters on here must be having a hard time turning that into bad news?!
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What I don't understand is, if they really are selling 360 cars a month, how come I never see one on the roads?
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What I don't understand is, if they really are selling 360 cars a month, how come I never see one on the roads?
Maybe there's not a dealership close to you?
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What I don't understand is, if they really are selling 360 cars a month, how come I never see one on the roads?
So you are even disputing the official SMMT figures. I live in Bristol with two dealers near by. See modern MG's everywhere. There are 10,000 modern MG's on UK roads. It would be very unlikely not to see a modern MG if you were regularly traveling on British roads. Funny how Perry or Glyn the two biggest haters on here never see an CHINA M.G. Lol. Do you ever see an INDIA J.L.R.

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Oh well, at least they're starting 2016 with a bang.


DEAL OF THE MONTH - Services - MG Sales Centre - MG Motor UK Ltd

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We’re starting 2016 with a bang, so we’ve gone to town with our range of offers to get you the best possible deal on a brand new MG.
If 2016 is the year for an upgrade then you’ll love our first offer. There’s no better way to celebrate your new car than with a road trip, which is why we’re giving away 250 worth of Hilton Hotel vouchers when you purchase an MG on 0% finance, meaning you to enjoy a weekend away with your new MG.
If that's not tempting enough, then free insurance on the MG3 or our 2,000 minimum part-exchange offer will surely take your fancy.

Ooh look, it even comes with a lovely picture of an MG6.
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It's 2017. That ad is a year old. The MG6 was still available January 2016. You really must try harder with your hate campaign
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The advert may well be a year old, but it is still on the sales centre's website. Hopefully someone from MG will notice this and do something (they do look at this, and other, forums).
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Nick, if you would just calm down for a moment, wipe the bile from your screen and click the link, you'll find that it's on MG UK's website as a current offer.
MG might sell a few cars if they had someone working in sales and marketing.
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A good effort and nice result for the year. I do think they need to average 500 a month in 2017 and hit 6000 sales, especially with the ZS coming out.
I live in a area with 4 dealers in a 35 mile radius and I don't see that many but usually a couple of 3's a day on my commute. A 16 plate mk2 MG6 overtook me the other day, first one i'd seen on the roads and it looked really nice, a big imposing car in Xpower grey. MG could have had a really good lineup if they had kept the 6 with the GS engine.
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I'd agree that they need to be selling 500+ every month, however with no full type approval on the GS that wiil be difficult as they must be getting close to the number of GSs that they are allowed to sell.
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I'd agree that they need to be selling 500+ every month, however with no full type approval on the GS that wiil be difficult as they must be getting close to the number of GSs that they are allowed to sell.
To reach Matthew Cheyne's aspiration which I think is 20,000 a year by 2020, MG would need to be selling 1,700 cars a month not 500. I assume that if the GS does sell its permitted allocation, then MG will get the vehicle fully type approved. I suspect it's just a bit overly cautious after the heavy investment in the MG6 did not pay off.
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Do you ever see an INDIA J.L.R.
Loads, except they are not made in India.
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In fairness, I think what's lead to a quiet forum is the absence of news from SAIC. True, we had a succession of small press releases last year including the infamous SAIC-employs-a-person release. But there hasn't really been anything substantial. Getting substantive information out of Mr Wang is sometimes akin to getting Theresa May's Brexit plans from her.
Potential articles could include:
- MG's plans in Thailand
- Overview of MG's manufacturing sites in China
- MG's design philosophy
- MG's hybrid/electric car strategy
- Why the Roewe W5 is such a success and what SAIC has learnt from this
- MG's engines 2005-2020.
- A day in the life of MG Piccadilly
- LDV/Maxus/Harris interview on plans for the future
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I'd agree that they need to be selling 500+ every month,
Bearing in mind the time that MG Motor have now been trying to sell their new cars in the UK, they ought to be looking at 5000 a month by now.

Like Perry Stalsis, I rarely see one of the new MGs on the road, in spite of living in an area that has been well endowed with MG Motor dealers. Perhaps they simply don't stand out like the MG Rover era cars did? (and still do).
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Strange how some people have never seen one on the road yet others, like myself saw 2 on the way home from work today.

Anyway, can someone explain this 'GS isnt type approved' scenario?! So its not fully type approved for the UK but they are allowed to sell a certain amount?
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Strange how some people have never seen one on the road yet others, like myself saw 2 on the way home from work today.

Anyway, can someone explain this 'GS isnt type approved' scenario?! So its not fully type approved for the UK but they are allowed to sell a certain amount?
If the GS isnt fully type approved, MG Motor can only sell a maximum of 500 units per year.

I'm sure it not being type approved is some thing the Trolls on here have made up

The MG GS Type Approval number is located on a label O/S B post
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Strange how some people have never seen one on the road yet others, like myself saw 2 on the way home from work today.

Anyway, can someone explain this 'GS isnt type approved' scenario?! So its not fully type approved for the UK but they are allowed to sell a certain amount?
I don't think this is a constraint, I just see it as SAIC being understandably cautious after the MG6. If volumes look good, then SAIC will get it type approved. If it looks like a slow seller, then SAIC won't waste their money.
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I don't understand the type approval issue at all. Do cars have to have type approval for each country they are sold in or will an European TA suffice.

Are MG just trying to sell the GS in GB? As to the number of cars seen on the road, I guess it must be down to a demographic thing and or lack of confidence in the marque. Very few round here. Only seen one 6 and about four 3s. May have been more as they all look the same these days.
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