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post #281 of 454 (permalink) Old 14-11-2016, 08:37
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MG UK 2016 September by model:
MG3 - 774 (+72%)
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post #282 of 454 (permalink) Old 14-11-2016, 08:54
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One 66-reg MG6 - wonder who has that?
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One 66-reg MG6 - wonder who has that?
I wonder how they were allowed to register it. As it isn't Euro6 compliant it couldn't be registered by normal means.
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One 66-reg MG6 - wonder who has that?
Very odd, maybe a new MG prototype mule that has been registered???

Probably not but we can hope, seeing as the BTCC deal was that they would be introducing a refreshed MG6 sometime in the next 3 year BTCC deal when it was announced.
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MG provides for SMMT only normal registrations, mules are excluded. They can't just show to everyone what new SECRET mules with new SECRET engines they just registered
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360 sales per month on average looks good.
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An average month.

Apparently just 43 new GS were registered which is diabolical and laughable.
new160 and obadiah-jones like this.
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Apparently just 43 new GS were registered which is diabolical and laughable.
Isn't it the fastest-selling MG?
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Isn't it the fastest-selling MG?
What was it the Mark Twain said about statistics?

Lies, damned lies and MG's spin on their sales.
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What do you have in mind? 43 registered in November?

MG3 started sales in 2013 September and in 4 months they have sold 209 of them. GS sold 230 in one month (2016 September). Anyways, GS is still better car than MG6 and itís selling much better.
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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 ....

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MG3 started sales in 2013 September and in 4 months they have sold 209 of them. GS sold 230 in one month (2016 September). Anyways, GS is still better car than MG6 and itís selling much better.
It's important not to ignore the context to those figures and that is that the MG brand has grown a lot since 2013 when the 3 came out. They now sell more than 209 3s most months, including nearly 800 in September.
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Thread updated!

2016 is complete and shows 33% growth! It seems that GS registrations must be dependent on deliveries from China?!

Anyway, page 1 shows that the brand has grown from 782 registrations (65 a month) in the first full year after the MG6 release to a 2016 total of 4188 (349 a month).

As the 'lickers' and those in 'rose tinted specs' always said - it will be slow and steady growth.

Anyway, Im off to read through some of the other threads on here such as

MG3 registrations fall by a fifth

SAIC fined for not submitting its 2015 accounts

MG dealership retention and recruitment struggles

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MG UK 2016 December by model:
MG3 - 276 (+5%)
GS - 91 (new)
It's a pity the GS isn't doing better.
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It's a pity the GS isn't doing better.
Isn't this due to supply though? A couple of the Trolls on here are always barking on about MG GS doesnt have type approval therefore can only sell a maximum of 500 units per year!
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I suppose its a chicken and egg thing. Without sales, there is no point paying out all that money for the full Type Approval, but without the full TA you cannot have big sales.
It's a very odd decision, perhaps they are just testing the water first. Mind, building a RHD version just for the UK could be said to be a far bigger and more expensive toe into the market than the TA test.
Perhaps they just don't have a clue what they want...
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Isn't this due to supply though? A couple of the Trolls on here are always barking on about MG GS doesnt have type approval therefore can only sell a maximum of 500 units per year!
Type approval? I didn't know that was an issue as well. I just assumed it was the petrol engine and iffy marketing.
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The reason the GS isn't selling is that it's a mediocre, overpriced offering from an unproven manufacturer competing in a segment where there are many better quality, better value choices from well established brands.
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