Currently reading: How MG plans to keep the sales momentum rolling through 2023
Maintaining stock of new cars has been key to MG's meteoric rise, but it faces a challenge as shortages ease

So keen has MG been to keep driving up its already impressive market share that its solution to the shipping shortage is to import its cars from China via container as well as by ferry. “It’s horrendously expensive, but momentum is everything,” MG commercial director Guy Pigounakis told Autocar.

MG, owned by China’s SAIC, has been tearing up the sales chart this year. By the end of October, it was in 12th place ahead of Mini, Citroën, Dacia, Fiat, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Tesla and Volvo, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The brand, still bearing the badge that first appeared in 1923, now has a 3.2%

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