Once one of Britain’s automotive icons, MG is now its own convincing argument for buying Chinese
Chinese brands are finally making serious headway in Australia. And leading the belated charge is MG.
The brand once renowned for producing affordable British sports cars is now building and shipping a range of even more affordable hatchbacks and SUVs from China. MG was among the remaining vestige of the UK’s indigenous volume-selling car industry before being acquired by the Chinese and is now owned by SAIC Motor, the massive automotive group that also owns LDV and Roewe.
In 2020, MG has sold 9628 vehicles in Australia, 3653 more than in 2019. That’s an increase of 61.1 per cent for the year to date, in a market that has shrunk by 20.5 per cent. Furthermore, MG’s surge in sales this year accounts for over half the extra volume of Chinese product sold in Australia