Irrespective of sales or registrations statistics, after all they are not the same thing, I have noticed a lot more Chinese MGs of all models around the area where I live.
Mind you, up until a couple of years ago, my own MG ZT was the only one I saw locally most days. That's not true in the more recent past. There are now at least three ZTs I see about most trips.
Statistics and samples can be misleading but, good to see more new MGs locally of any description. Impressive numbers considering how few registrations Nationally.
A near neighbour has sold his mint ZS180. Replaced it with a Jaguar. Mind you, tucked away in his large garage is a nice MG RV8. The house opposite his has a silver MG3 on their drive. A local driving school uses a yellow MG3 Car for driving tuition. Very high profile Yellow. It is a very frequent sight locally. Using an MG3 for new learner drivers will help raise the profile probably more effectively than some expensive advertising.
Back in the early 1980s, many driving schools used MG and Austin Metros. Even the Nationwide British School of Motoring ( BSM ) had a fleet of Metros. I believe the Austin-Rover Group had special deals on Metros for driving instructors which included dual control. Two driving instructors I knew then operated Metros under that scheme. That probably explains why so many new car buying guys and gals having passed their driving test bought a Metro. Two of my neighbours daughters did that soon after passing their test. Metros were everywhere back then.
It's Metro deals like that offered to Driving Instructors which can be very effective sales tools. MG3 appears a suitable model for Driving Instructor deals to raise the profile ....
Originally Posted by Friend
I saw a brand new MG the other day John. I thought they stopped making them ten years ago.
Who knew ... he didn't.
It's always about raising the profile effectively.