2020 may be rough due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not all companies experienced a problem in sales. Some, like MG Philippines, actually experienced an uptake in sales; an impressive feat given that sales were suspended for 2 months, more or less.
For the first half of 2020, MG Philippines improved its sales performance versus the same period in 2019. With a total of 1,801 vehicles sold for the first six months of 2020, they were able to beat last year's 1,784 units sold in H1 2019. Of the total sold vehicles in the first half of the year, the MG ZS took the lion's share at 56%.
“We appreciate the strong reception and trust that the Philippine automotive market has shown to the MG brand. Our principals at SAIC Motor International (SMIL) and we at The Covenant Car Company, Inc. focused our efforts on a precise product portfolio and positioned our offers to be most beneficial to the local motoring market. We are glad the objectives were achieved, and are delighted to see more clients and their MG vehicles on the road,” said Atty. Alberto R. Arcilla, president, and CEO of MG Philippines.
As MG continues to increase its clients, the company is looking to boost its position in the local automotive market by expanding its dealer network. Entering the second half of 2020, MG plans to open six additional dealerships in various locations nationwide before the year ends. These new additions will supplement the new dealerships that were already added in the first half of 2020, namely: MG Congressional, MG Sucat, MG Bacoor, MG Calasiao, MG Marilao, and MG Bohol. By the end of 2020, a total of 30 dealerships will be open nationwide to serve the automotive market.
“It has been a very exciting 20 months of growth for the MG brand in the Philippines and we look forward to more opportunities to serve our clients,” added Arcilla.
With MG looking to further expand its market reach, as well as draw more customers to the brand, MG is committed to contributing to the growth of the local automotive industry and will continue to adapt and innovate as it looks towards a more fruitful second half of 2020.