MG Motor is now included among GCC’s top ten car manufacturers, for the first time in 2020, as the brand’s sales increased by a remarkable 72% across the region.

With total sales of 27,595 units, the company’s achievements are all the more impressive considering the challenging market conditions caused by the global pandemic.

This success has been driven by the brand’s line-up of sedan and SUV models and in particular its top two sellers, the MG5 compact sedan and MG ZS compact SUV.

With the return of MG to Qatar three years ago through Auto Class Cars, MG became one of the most popular brands in the region. This year also saw MG launch operations in several new regional markets, including Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Outstanding Model Line-Up

MG Middle East Managing Director Tom Lee
MG Middle East Managing Director Tom Lee

Core to MG’s popularity has been the quality and breadth of its model line-up, which has been completely refreshed over recent years. The brand’s biggest sellers were its compact sedan models, the MG 5, which accounted for a third of all its 2020 sales. The stylish MG6 sedan continued to prove popular, with year-on-year sales up by 15%.

MG’s mid-size SUV models, consisting of the MG ZS, MG HS and MG RX5, totalled 39% of the total figure. Meanwhile, the brand’s first seven-seater SUV, the RX8, shifted 12% contribution in its first full year of overall sales.

According to Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor Middle East operations, even before the current pandemic, they had set themselves an ambitious goal to break into the Top 10 manufacturers’ list by the end of 2020.

… so we are delighted to have achieved this despite the challenges we have all faced. It clearly demonstrates the growing awareness, understanding and popularity of the brand among Middle East car buyers.

Lee said they are keen to continue to provide customers with a fantastic range of high-quality cars and are focused on ensuring that customers get the highest service levels from their exceptional list of local partners. They currently have 33 exclusive retail showrooms and 33 service centres across the region and are looking to expand further in 2021.

This has been supplemented by the introduction of our new e-commerce service to offer our customers the best possible virtual shopping experience.

Increasing Market Share

The brand has not only experienced success in the Middle East and Levant countries but equally around the world.

In 2020, the brand increased its market share in the UK, and in The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, France, Australia, and South America, whilst increasing overseas production in North-East Asia.

In the face of market adjustments and industrial transformation, and in keeping with its promise to deliver innovation and practicality in all of its cars, MG is set to introduce MG HS and MG 6 (PHEV) plug-in hybrid cars as well as intelligent connectivity and 5G in the MG HS PHEV.

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MG will also continue to enhance its services as it tends to customer needs, while its six years/200,000 km warranty on all models, combined with exceptional offers available to new and current customers, will ensure peace of mind in difficult times.

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