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Electrification has been one factor holding Fiat's sales back. With a sub-£20k electric 500 coming out next Spring, I expect sales to surge to head up the marques listed in Patpending's list.
Interestingly, the MG3 is not on the SAICMG.com website. Will MG be introducing an electric car in this segment or will it focus on SUVs?
 

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Electrification has been one factor holding Fiat's sales back. With a sub-£20k electric 500 coming out next Spring, I expect sales to surge to head up the marques listed in Patpending's list.
Interestingly, the MG3 is not on the SAICMG.com website. Will MG be introducing an electric car in this segment or will it focus on SUVs?
The next MG3 replacement won't be sold in China but instead will be an overseas vehicle only.

They are pretty popular outside of China hence they will still be something targeting that market.

The expected release date will be 2022.


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And we already have two guesses!

Dec 2019 1,702
Nov 2020 866

Year 2019 13,075. Nov 2020 YTD 16.994


Despite the UK being a vale of tiers, several MG5s have been registered in the month.

Side game "will Dacia or Suzuki win?".

I'll update it all tomorrow.
 

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MG5 is very appealing to fleets but I'm not sure I can believe an interview with DG published in dealer's magazine AM as at 24/12 that he is still going for 20,000 total this year. I think it's a late printing of an October interview. Are 1,000 MG5 going to be registered in December? I doubt it.
With so many showrooms shut without even being able to do test drives, I think my 1,498 for the month is pretty optimistic (over twice last month!) and that still gets us to "only" a best-ever 18,492 for the year!
 

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Dec
2020​
gnu
750​
17,744​
GSi
1,000​
17,994​
G0MRL
1,156​
18,150​
patpending
1,498​
18,492​

DaciaSuzuki
gnupatpending
 

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MemberDec
Year 2020​
Noblapod
595​
17,589​
gnu
750​
17,744​
GSi
1,000​
17,994​
G0MRL
1,156​
18,150​
adaveabbott
1,425​
18,419​
patpending
1,498​
18,492​

I think I'll leave wrapping this up till next year (tomorrow lol). Anyone else care to tip Suzuki or Dacia to beat the other? gnu says Dacia, I say Suzuki.
 

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OK game on. Official figures revealed on Tuesday 5th January.

From 31st December:

"Come on Michio-san! Go and buy three Suzukis before new year! I saw that double-dealing do-badder D. Dacia sneaking off to buy another one of his just now lol!"
 

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December month. MG outsold all the competition, including not only Mazda but also Honda! Dacia had a very poor month. 1,400 sold in December would have sounded like pie in the sky only a few years ago. And the whole country was under varying restrictions in the month, up to and including complete closure of sales showrooms!


ManufacturerDec mthv MG
Alfa Romeo
285​
(1,136)​
Dacia
363​
(1,058)​
Mitsubishi
531​
(890)​
Fiat
902​
(519)​
Mazda
1,275​
(146)​
Suzuki
1,279​
(142)​
Honda
1,391​
(30)​
MG
1,421​
0​

It wasn't sufficient for MG to overtake either Dacia or Fiat for the year, though, although within 1,000 registrations of both brands. Covid scuppered the target of 20,000 though 18,415 was a heroic Nearly!


ManufacturerYear 2020v MG
Alfa Romeo
2,107​
(16,308)​
Mitsubishi
9,076​
(9,339)​
MG
18,415​
0​
Dacia
18,918​
503​
Fiat
19,253​
838​
Suzuki
19,838​
1,423​
Mazda
22,742​
4,327​
Honda
27,237​
8,822​

December was the first month I recall in which BEVs outsold diesels - by nearly 40%! MG is the strongest budget BEV brand I know, against Renault and Nissan. Tesla and B*W are premium brands. Do Toyota do BEVs? They are advertising "hybrids".


DecYear 2020
Diesel total
15,813​
261,772​
Petrol total
58,434​
903,961​
BEV
21,914​
108,205​
BEV as % of diesel
139%
41%​
 

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NB Suzuki sold more cars in December not only than Dacia, but than Dacia and Fiat put together! I win!


DaciaSuzuki
gnupatpendingDifference
18,918​
19,838​
920​
 
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