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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-10-2016, 12:50 Thread Starter
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MG Motor UK has achieved a major step forward in its dealer development strategy.

MG Motor UK has achieved a major step forward in its dealer development strategy, following the appointment of Arnold Clark to its growing network in Scotland. As the most profitable UK dealer group, ranked second in terms of car volumes and number of outlets, Arnold Clark represents a significant expansion for the resurgent British car brand. The award-winning dealer group will use its Rutherglen site, near Glasgow, as a central location for MG sales, retailing the MG3 supermini and all-new MG GS models.

With more than 60 years’ experience in automotive retail, Arnold Clark now represents 24 manufacturers and operates 200 branches across the UK. The deal with MG is further evidence of the manufacturer’s re-emergence as a serious player in the competitive volume car market. Latest statistics from the Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirms that in September, the company’s UK sales topped the 1,000 mark; signalling its best ever performance since 2009.

With a long-established reputation for top quality customer service and an excellent aftersales package, Arnold Clark will retail MG’s growing model range from its showroom in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.

Gavin McKenzie, MG Franchise Manager at Arnold Clark, commented: “We’re really excited about taking on the MG franchise in Scotland. This will give drivers the chance to enjoy this great brand, which is seeing a welcomed resurgence in the market. From the MG3 supermini to the family-friendly MG GS SUV, we can’t wait to display the latest models in our showroom.”

Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, added: “As one of the UK’s leading car retailers, we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Arnold Clark to our national dealer network.

“Our partnership with Arnold Clark, who are one of the biggest and most well- managed dealer groups in the country, is a significant move for MG, as it provides a strong retail platform for future growth and shows the MG brand and product range can attract even the largest retailers.”
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Great news and should help MG start selling 1000+ each month.
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Arnold Clark, a name renowned across Scotland for service and quality.

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.arnoldclark.com
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That does not look good. We do know that they have plenty of stock ( around 40 or so pre reg MG3 and GS models - all on 66 plates). Hopefully they will step up to the plate and follow the lead of some of the other successful MG dealerships.
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Arnold Clark, a name renowned across Scotland for service and quality.

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.arnoldclark.com
Yes, the 'long-established reputation for top quality customer service' line made me smile even before I clicked on the Trust Pilot link.
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You couldn't make it up.
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You couldn't make it up.
But, it seems, they do.
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No good for the brand, will come of this.
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Seriously?!

Adding a dealership that aims to sell hundreds of cars a month is a bad thing?!

Only on this forum.
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Check the reviews snifferdog.

Arnold Clark make MG UK look caring and competent.
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They might have a few bad reviews, like Car Shop, but if they were that bad then they wouldn't still be going and selling thousands of cars a month. People rarely leave positive reviews. Time will tell if this is a good move or not, but at least MG are looking at expansion.
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Type 'Arnold Clark Reviews' into Google.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=%27Arnold+Clark+Reviews%27+
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Type 'Arnold Clark Reviews' into Google.

https://www.google.co.uk/#q=%27Arnold+Clark+Reviews%27+
It shouldn't be a problem if it's warranty work. AC do the work then claim the costs back from MG. What could go wrong ?
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They might have a few bad reviews, like Car Shop, but if they were that bad then they wouldn't still be going and selling thousands of cars a month. People rarely leave positive reviews. Time will tell if this is a good move or not, but at least MG are looking at expansion.
I think, to be fair, a 1-star rating from almost 200 reviews, can be considered more than just 'a few'.
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Amusingly, the only rating on the first page that isn't a 1-star is a very impressive-looking 5-star, from a woman who also slates the company and who clearly pressed the wrong star button!
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They might have a few bad reviews, like Car Shop, but if they were that bad then they wouldn't still be going and selling thousands of cars a month.
There's not much alternative really in Scotland. And quite often when there is they buy them out.
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Yes, a local VW dealer was taken over by arnold clark a few months ago. There's at least 5/6 arnold clark dealers within 10 miles where I am, not much other choice. Customer service is nothing to shout about, but warranty work is carried out when needing, generally servicing department is easy to deal with, dealerso however, are a little more difficult.
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Does anyone know what MG's dealer strategy currently is? Back in June, Matthew Cheyne was eager to tell us
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“We are careful to appoint retailers who are not unduly distracted by other high volume brands because they need to go out and sell the MG brand.”
http://www.am-online.com/news/market...matthew-cheyne

I'm not sure that MG is a high-volume brand so saying "other high volume brands" is rather optimistic. But the main point is - Arnold Clark is one of those multi-brand retailers that Cheyne was hitherto preaching against. https://www.arnoldclark.com/new-cars
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The new outlet is sharing a site with a Volkswagen outlet so completely at odds with his previous comment.
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Arnold Clark appear to be an up to date Dixon Motor Holdings lookalike. They weren't much cop either
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