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Australia Chinese car brand enters Australian top ten for the first time EVER

09:36  03 march  2021
09:36  03 march  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A Chinese car brand has entered Australia 's top ten list for the first time ever with monthly sales almost tripling in just one year and threatening Toyota. MG, a former British sports car marque now owned by the Shanghai state-owned SAIC group, was Australia 's tenth most popular car brand in February. More new cars in Australia last month came from China than Germany , England or the United States, with motorists flocking to the MG, Haval and LDV brands . In February, 3,017 MGs were sold in Australia - more than triple the 1 ,163 sold during the same month in 2020.

Iconic Aussie brands Holden and Ford both sold fewer cars this year – the only manufacturers in the top 12 to do so. This likely reflects the recent end to the Commodore and Falcon models being Australian -made, and a general trend towards customers buying smaller, more fuel-efficient cars . Interestingly, the top 12 car brands remain completely unchanged from 2016, suggesting Aussies are pretty set when it comes to our trusted car brands . Rounding out the top 30 are these brands (in order from 11th to 30th)

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A Chinese car brand has entered Australia's top ten list for the first time ever with monthly sales almost tripling in just one year and threatening Toyota.

MG, a former British sports car marque now owned by the Shanghai state-owned SAIC Motor group, was Australia's tenth most popular car brand in February.

Sales surged despite a trade war with China, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has revealed.

More new cars in Australia last month came from China than Germany, England or the United States, with motorists flocking to the MG, Haval and LDV brands.

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In February, 3,017 MGs were sold in Australia - more than triple the 1,163 sold during the same month in 2020.

The Morris Garages cars from China outsold ones from Honda, with just 2,017 of them leaving showrooms despite the Civic and Accord being household names since the 1970s.

a blue car on a city street: A Chinese car brand has entered Australia's top ten list for the first time ever with monthly sales almost tripling in just one year and threatening Toyota. Sales of the MG ZS almost tripled © Provided by Daily Mail A Chinese car brand has entered Australia's top ten list for the first time ever with monthly sales almost tripling in just one year and threatening Toyota. Sales of the MG ZS almost tripled

Chinese drive away

MG3: 620 to 1,313

MG ZS: 359 to 1,302

MG HS: 184 to 402

Source: Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries data comparing February 2021 with February 2020

The sales surge saw MG last month enter the top ten of Australia's best-selling brands with a 3.6 per cent market share - equal to Volkswagen.

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MG, owned by the state-owned  Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, is now on the same elite list as Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Kia, Ford, Nissan and Subaru.


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The Chinese brand success knocked Mercedes-Benz out of the top ten.

In February, 1,313 small MG3s were sold, more than double the 620 sold in February 2020 as its market share surged from 14.7 per cent to 33 per cent.

The hatch, priced from just $16,690, comfortably outsold the Toyota Yaris, with its monthly sales plunging to just 492 - from 1,246 a year earlier.

Toyota continues to be Australia's most popular car brand, with the HiLux, RAV4, LandCruiser and Corolla making the top five - but it's clearly in trouble in the light car category as MG dominates the crowded segment which also includes the Mazda2 and Volkswagen Polo.

Sales of the MG ZS, a small SUV priced from $21,990, more than tripled to 1,302 from 359 as its market share in this competitive segment rose to 11.8 per cent from 4.2 per cent.

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a car parked on the side of a road: In February, 1,313 small MG3s were sold, more than double the 620 sold in February 2020 as its market share surged from 14.7 per cent to 33 per cent © Provided by Daily Mail In February, 1,313 small MG3s were sold, more than double the 620 sold in February 2020 as its market share surged from 14.7 per cent to 33 per cent

The number of the MG HS, a medium SUV priced from $29,990, more than doubled to 402, from 184, as the monthly market share surged to 3.4 per cent from 1.3 per cent.

Last month, the number of cars made in China sold in Australia more than doubled from 2,012 to 5,013.

In an extraordinary twist, more sold new cars in February came from China than Germany (3,370), England (2,247) or the United States (2,145).

a car parked in a parking lot: The number of the MG HS, a medium SUV priced from $29,990, more than doubled to 402, from 184, as the monthly market share surged to 3.4 per cent from 1.3 per cent © Provided by Daily Mail The number of the MG HS, a medium SUV priced from $29,990, more than doubled to 402, from 184, as the monthly market share surged to 3.4 per cent from 1.3 per cent

Sales of GWM, previously known as Great Wall Motors, tripled to 868 from 280 as the popularity of its Haval H2 and H6 SUVs soared.

LDV sales in February almost doubled to 912 from 554 when compared with a year earlier, with utes and SUVs the key models.

Cars from China are sold without import tariffs as a result of Australia signing a free-trade deal with its biggest trading partner in 2015.

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