MG is having a bumper year.
The brand is up over 70 per cent year to date, with its total sales figure reaching four digits for the first time ever in 2020.
Also in 2020, the brand launched its first electric vehicle in Australia, the ZS EV. It is a small SUV, and is currently the cheapest electric vehicle on sale in Australia.
Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019.
That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession.
MG developing electric wagon; production E-Motion a possibility – report
MG is the fastest-growing Chinese car brand in Australia, with sales up 176.9 per cent last year largely on the back of the ZS SUV. The company hasn't given up on conventional passenger cars, though, and it's embracing both hybrid and battery-electric vehicles.
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. It will be China’s first EV in Australia, and should be a bit of a marketing coup.