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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-10-2016, 11:17 Thread Starter
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MG Motor UK - various predictions for 2017

Deadline midnight 31/12/2016

Thought I'd kick this off with my predictions or 2017:
1) UK September 2017 sales will be lower than September 2016 sales.
2) Matthew Cheyne will move on.
3) No new models will be launched in the UK.
4) MG will still be headquartered at Longbridge.

Anyone else have any? They could be about new model launches, total number of garages, you name it!
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Updated MG3 with new Engine
Longbridge employs extra staff on the SMTC Side
New Small SUV gets a Preview and possible late launch
The MG5 gets major relaunch in the UK.
MG5 gets relaunched for the 2018 BTCC
Extra Engine for GS
More Offers and price cuts

FORGOT TO ADD

The forum will continue to produce the same whinging, whining and moaning about everything that the Brand does.
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Interesting predictions, keep them coming!
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An updated MG3 will reach our shores.
A new marketing team
Diesel engine for the GS
Slower growth as far as sales go.
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1, a hot 3, either Turbo or S/C - I'd 100% buy one and give my 3 to my brother
2, plans for a roadster to be handbuilt at Longbridge
3, using a world class marketing team to launch the new ZS
4, 1.0T engine introduced to whole range
5, MG GT to be introduced and used in the BTCC for 2018
6, BRG to be added to the colour options
7, dealer count up to 90

Then again, i'd be grateful just for a new engine in the 3.
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- Small SUV introduced in time for the 67 plate.
- Slower growth whilst waiting for the small SUV to come out.
- New generation MG3 to come on the radar but probably not introduced until 2018.
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2) Matthew Cheyne will move on.
Let's hope so.
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2) Matthew Cheyne will move on
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A new marketing team
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3, using a world class marketing team to launch the new ZS
Changes to the marketing team seem to be a favoured prediction. It might be the next area to be tackled by SAIC now that it has stopped UK assembly.
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Whatever your opinions of the MG3 and GS are, the cars are clearly not selling as well as they ought and a big factor of this is the quality of the marketing. SAIC need to swallow the pill and take their marketing externally to a company that actually knows what they're doing.
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Indeed. I think they got a lot right with the MG3 and the all-round proposition is such a good one that they deserve to sell better than they have. With the next crossover I think they have a similar opportunity. There will be more up to date engines and hopefully the same good pricing and dynamics that the 3 has. It will also be entering a growing, trendy segment. They can't blow that with any sub-par marketing.
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just a few different, maybe farfetched but feasible ideas............................................. .....
bring on board some of their dealers to sell the new LDV G10 MPV people carrier
announce a new MG supported low level foray into some other branch of motorsport(perhaps youth orientated to catch the minds of younger folk ready for when they build up the brand later)
publicise more of their alternatively fuelled vehicles they`re planning for the future
focus a lot more on manufacturer led campaigns to get more driving schools to take on MG3`s
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1, a hot 3, either Turbo or S/C - I'd 100% buy one and give my 3 to my brother
4, 1.0T engine introduced to whole range
Then again, i'd be grateful just for a new engine in the 3.
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- New generation MG3 to come on the radar but probably not introduced until 2018.
Another popular area with predictions concerned the MG3, first launched in China in 2011 and the UK in 2013. Poster Dorset Rocket on mguk.org posted this authoritative-sounding statement yesterday "Now that all their cars are sourced direct from China, the introduction of an auto in UK spec should be easier and will give a boost to the '3, which is still two years away from its big facelift and the introduction of the 1.0L SGE engine. " MG3 Auto in UK 2017MY Upgrades
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Auto would be a good move and a boost to sales particular amongst older customers and motability users.
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a boost to sales particular amongst older customers and motability users.
Hardly MGs traditional target group though.
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Hardly MGs traditional target group though.
Sure on that?

The majority of MGs on the road are classics, and they're not owned by the young.
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