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Soaring sales in first half of 2022 nudge Chinese value manufacturer up seven spots in the charts

MG is now the UK’s 12th largest manufacturer by sales volume, seven months into the year, having leapfrogged Land RoverSkodaMiniVolvoRenaultCitroën and Seat.

The Chinese brand, owned by SAIC, recorded a 76% jump in sales to 28,149 for a 3% market share, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 

MG’s jump to 12th from 19th from the same period last year came as rivals suffered sales declines amid supply shortages and other disruption to their business. For example, Land Rover sales were down 30% while Skoda's were down 29%.

The overall new-car market has dropped 12% since the beginning of the year as car makers struggled to supply demand.

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