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VFACTS: China's MG tripling sales in 2019

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...

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MG 3S: Limited edition on sale from $16,990 drive-away

MG Motor Australia has released a special-edition version of the MG 3 light car, dubbed MG 3S, priced from $16,990 drive-away. Based on the MG 3 Core specification, the MG 3S gains a "sports inspired dynamic" by adding side skirts, a black rear spoiler, black painted wheels, limited-edition badging, weather shields, and custom keyrings...

2020 MG Extender ute unveiled, not for Australia

The MG Extender ute has been unveiled in Thailand, giving the brand it's first rear-wheel drive vehicle since the demise of the TF roadster at the beginning of the decade. UPDATE, 13/08/19: The MG Extender ute doesn't look likely to come to Australia, with MG telling CarAdvice it's "not on our agenda now or in the foreseeable future"...

VFACTS: Chinese brands continue to rise

Despite the continued decline in overall new car sales, brands from China are posting triple-digit growth – namely Haval and MG. For the month of July the overall market slid 2.8 per cent, with the year-to-date figure 7.7 per cent down on the first seven months of 2018. However, SUV specialist Haval recorded a 164...

MG ZS EV racks up 1000 orders in the UK

The all-electric MG ZS EV has seen 'unprecedented' demand in the UK, achieving 1000 orders within the space of two weeks. Priced from £21,495 ($38,106) after the British government's £3500 ($6205) plug-in vehicle grant, the ZS EV will offer a driving range of 163 miles (262km) on the WLTP test cycle when first deliveries commence in the UK in September...

2019 MG ZS EV priced for the UK

Alex Misoyannis • MG’s UK division has announced pricing for the electric ZS EV small SUV, ahead of first deliveries on Her Majesty’s island in September. British customers will be able to choose from two trim levels, Excite and Exclusive. Including the £3500 government EV grant, prices start from £24,995 ($44,325) for the former Excite, and £26,995 ($47,872) for the latter Exclusive...

2019 MG ZS pricing and specs

MG Motor Australia has revealed pricing for its updated ZS SUV, which has gained a new mid-range 'Excite Plus' variant for 2019. The compact Chinese rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V kicks off at $22,990 drive-away in base 1.5L Excite guise, jumps to $24,990 in 1.0L Excite Plus trim, and tops out at $26,990 drive-away for the Essence 1.0L...

MG still isn’t making a sports car

MG Motor insists it’s “working on” a production sorts car to tap into its heritage, but the reality seems to be nothing is due any time soon, as SUVs and electric cars remain the priority during its global rollout. It was two years ago at the previous Shanghai motor show – an event that makes the vaunted Geneva or Paris shows look piddly – MG teased everyone with the E-Motion concept coupe, penned by designer Shao Jingfeng’s team...

MG eZS electric car coming to Australia in 2020

MG Motor’s Australian factory distributor has confirmed it will launch a fully electric version of its increasingly popular petrol-fired ZS small SUV during the course of 2020. The Mazda CX-3-sized MG eZS will give the company a rival for the just-launched Hyundai Kona Electric, the Hyundai Ioniq, and the Nissan Leaf in Australia’s fledgling EV market...

MG to open seven new Aussie dealerships

MG has opened seven new dealerships on Australia's east coast, taking its total dealer count Down Under to 32. The new showrooms are on the Gold Coast, in Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay for the Queensland market, at Ryde and Newcastle in New South Wales, and in Cranbourne, Victoria...