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UK Prod/UK Sales/UK Cars Exported Comparison
2003 Made UK Export
Nissan 332 106 226
Mini 174 41 133
Toyota 211 118 103
Honda 185 82 103
L Rover 148 47 101
Jaguar 126 29 97
MGR 133 96 37
Peugeot 207 185 22
Vauxhall 124 326 -202
Total 1658 2579 -921

2004 Made UK Export
Nissan 320 90 230
Mini 189 44 145
Toyota 245 121 124
L Rover 155 47 108
Honda 193 91 102
Jaguar 118 33 85
MGR 100 77 23
Bentley 8 2 6
Peugeot 173 168 5
Vauxhall 130 325 -195
Total 1644 2567 -923

2005 Made UK Export
Nissan 315 87 228
Mini 200 45 155
Toyota 264 123 141
L Rover 176 48 128
Honda 187 98 89
Jaguar 84 26 58
Bentley 10 2 8
Aston M 4 2 2
MGR 25 29 -4
Peugeot 127 144 -17
Vauxhall 189 317 -128
Rest 29 1733
Total 1610 2567 -957

2006 Made UK Export
Nissan 301 69 232
Toyota 282 118 164
L Rover 190 47 143
Mini 180 38 142
Honda 190 98 92
Jaguar 75 23 52
Bentley 10 2 8
Aston M 7 2 5
MGR 0 5 -5
Peugeot 60 144 -84
Vauxhall 148 302 -154
Total 1443 2567 -1124

PS. Some of the 2006 production figures are estimates. Also, I notice that since Ryton closed, Peugeot figures have been very good, gaining market share etc. Go figure.
 

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Just looking at those export figures for MGR-really disappointing IMO.

Whenever I'm on holiday in Spain or whatever you always see older BL etc cars around ,MG Metros and stuff like that-a real missed opportunity in the later years.

I see LR exporting over 100k cars-just think what a difference that could have made to MGR.
 

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Well MGR were selling double the quantity of vehicles as LR in the UK, so if they would have had the sort of export figures that LR did in 2003 they would have sold just over 300,000 models a year. Not brilliant for a stand-alone company, but not unimpressive.
 

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Well MGR were selling double the quantity of vehicles as LR in the UK, so if they would have had the sort of export figures that LR did in 2003 they would have sold just over 300,000 models a year. Not brilliant for a stand-alone company, but not unimpressive.
In reality, when BMW took their 45 replacement back to Munich (which was of no use to them anyway), the company effectively died at that point. It was just a question of when the doors would close. Capitalism is ruthless, uncaring. :evil:
 

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In reality, when BMW took their 45 replacement back to Munich (which was of no use to them anyway), the company effectively died at that point. It was just a question of when the doors would close. Capitalism is ruthless, uncaring. :evil:
Do we know for sure that happened? It could just have been a clay mock up, mind you with those lot I suppose it could have happened. I hope they find out how it feels when in ten years, when they get bought by the Chinese and get a red and yellow propeller badge stuck on the front on one of their 3 series. They will call the company Bre M Drubble U. I know MGR's demise was slightly out of the ordinary and unlikely to be repeated, but the Chinese may well end up owning BMW in years to come, they will have they rights to the name so it will still be BMW, just relocated to China, lets just wait and see.
 

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Do we know for sure that happened? It could just have been a clay mock up, mind you with those lot I suppose it could have happened.
There doesn't seem to be any dispute from those who have talked from the inside, whether from the Rover side or the BMW side, and a big slice of the Rover debts covering 1998-9 were put under R30. I don't think a clay mock-up costs that much!
 
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