MG Motor UK’s Parent Company SAIC Ends 2011 On 4 Million Sales

 

 

 

 

MG Motor UK’s parent company, SAIC Motor, ended 2011 with an incredible

performance while MG in Britain started 2012 with a record surge in sales.

SAIC Motor became the first automotive company in China to see annual sales top

the 4 million mark. This firmly underpins SAIC as the No 1 vehicle manufacturer in

China. 

The record 4.01 million sales last year was a 12 per cent increase on SAIC Motor’s

2010 figures and are set against the background of a slowdown in the Chinese

market. However, China still remains the largest car market in the world.

Meanwhile MG Motor UK started 2012 with 107 sales in January, the best January

performance since the company was formed in 2009. 

SAIC has two long-established joint ventures in China with GM and VW; however

SAIC Motor’s self-owned brands of Roewe and MG are expanding rapidly.

The company’s global research and development wing has now been successfully

established at three bases in Shanghai and Nanjing in China and in Birmingham

where 300 professional engineers and designers work. 

Both the award-winning MG6 GT and the MG6 Magnette sports-saloon are designed

and engineered at the MG Birmingham factory where final assembly of the UK

models also takes place. 

The MG6 recently won the What Car? 2012 Security Award. Two racing versions of

the MG6 GT will compete in the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship

with double champion Jason Plato and rising race star Andy Neate behind the

wheel.

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