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Tbh that does not come as a surprise, they want to sell a lot more cars and sales are on the up and up.

If dealers cannot provide the retail space required and or sell enough cars then it makes business sense to axe those dealers. And find dealers that can. And as a small business if you can't sell many to make enough money then why carry on with a franchise that isn't paying it's way.

The same goes for lots of businesses you usually have to be able to provide X amount of retail space and sell X amount of product to be able to be a reseller.

Maybe it is time car marques actually ran their own dealerships in house, but these days it seems to be most large groups that sell many marques rather than just one these days.

Business is cut throat in a lot of ways.

In the earlier days MG did not sell enough cars to attract the bigger dealerships, so they were forced to take on smaller independent dealers. Now that is changing and sales and volume is key.

I'm not saying you are wrong just that there are always 2 ways to look at things from both sides.

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If dealers cannot provide the retail space required and or sell enough cars then it makes business sense to axe those dealers. And find dealers that can. And as a small business if you can't sell many to make enough money then why carry on with a franchise that isn't paying it's way.
On the contrary, it seems to be quite the opposite. For some considerable time now, MG Motor have been unable to provide the models or indeed the quantity of cars to satisfy the number that the dealers are taking orders for (hence the long waiting lists). If MG Motor want to sell more cars, they need to supply them with more, and stop telling them that they can't take orders for any more of 'X' model because the next 12 months supply is already spoken for.

Many of the dealers who are under threat will be some of those who struggled with selling the outdated a hopelessly overpriced relaunched TF and the already out of date at launch MG6 in the early days, and the reward they get from MG for helping to get the brand re-established against all the odds, is to be kicked in the teeth.

Shabby behaviour by a shabby company.
 
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