SAIC Motor's British subsidiary continues to thrive in Australia, with other Chinese brands also posting triple-digit growth.
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Chinese-owned British brand, MG, has continued its triple-digit growth throughout this year, and following the latest round of VFACTS figures, the company looks set to finish 2019 with triple the sales volume in Australia compared to last year.

In September a total of 835 MGs were registered across the country, with the year-to-date (YTD) figure sitting at 5795 units as of September 30. Compared to 2018, that's a 118 per cent monthly increase and 203.8 per cent up YTD.

Key drivers of the SAIC Motor subsidiary's growth are the facelifted MG3 light hatch (up >999 per cent YTD) which has become the company's top seller of late thanks to the addition of an automatic transmission, shifting 441 units in September (+320 per cent). YTD there's been 2853 MG3s registered.

Not far behind is the MG ZS small SUV (above), which saw 358 registrations in September (+101.1 per cent) and sits at 2713 units YTD (+135.7 per cent).

The larger GS SUV is seeing incremental growth, too, up 9.1 per cent to 36 units for September and up 26.7 per cent to 299 units YTD.

It's likely MG will experience further growth when the next-generation GS lands before the end of the year, while the all-electric eZS is due to arrive sometime in 2020.

Sales of Chinese cars continue to grow exponentially in Australia, up 82.8 per cent in September (850 units) and up 79.3 per cent year to date (5789 units) as of September 30.

Above: Haval H2

This is off the back off substantial gains by several Chinese brands, including MG, Haval (+356.5 per cent in Sep, +185.3 per cent YTD), and Great Wall (+155.4 per cent in Sep, +102.5 per cent YTD).

SAIC's LDV commercial division, meanwhile, was up a more modest 23.4 per cent in September and is 10.8 per cent up YTD.

For the full September VFACTS report, click here.