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UK Car Production
1 Mini 189000
2 Avensis 178000
3 206 173000
4 Micra 173000
5 Astra 126000
6 CRV 106500
7 Almera 93000
8 Civic 87000
9 Corolla 67000
10 Freeland 61000
11 X-Type 60000
12 Primera 53500
13 Discovery 41500
14 Range R 34000
15 Vectra 28000
16 S-Type 26000
17 75 25000
18 ZR 19500
19 25 17000
20 45 15000
21 XJ 15000
22 Defender 13000
23 TF 11500
24 Cont GT 7000
25 ZT 7000
26 Streetwise 6500
27 ZS 5500
28 XK 4500
 
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Doesn't surpirse me Mini is at the top, is getting so common on the streets that it is getting boring.
 

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1 Mini 189000
2 Avensis 178000
3 206 173000
4 Micra 173000
5 Astra 126000
6 CRV 106500
7 Almera 93000
8 Civic 87000
9 Corolla 67000
10 Freeland 61000
11 X-Type 60000
12 Primera 53500
13 Discovery 41500
14 Range R 34000
15 Vectra 28000
16 S-Type 26000
17 75 25000
18 ZR 19500
19 25 17000
20 45 15000
21 XJ 15000
22 Defender 13000
23 TF 11500
24 Cont GT 7000
25 ZT 7000
26 Streetwise 6500
27 ZS 5500
28 XK 4500
An interesting list which puts the MG ZR outselling the 25 and the 75 being the best seller. Look at the Nissan sales and the problems at the end look unsurmountable. The Almera was considered a flop yet sold nearly 100K to the 45s 15K. And the Primera was another flop yet sold twice as many as the 75.

And then look at the Avensis figure and weep. Had MGR sold that many 75s...
 

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Is this table for sales or production output as some of the figures seem very far-fetched if they're for registrations - the Avensis being one of the them!
 

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Is this table for sales or production output as some of the figures seem very far-fetched if they're for registrations - the Avensis being one of the them!
Thank you rlxs. I meant production. Sorry about any confusion it may have created. I've had a busy week.
 

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UK sales weren't too bad for MGR. Exports were a letdown.
Unfortunately MGR lost a lot of its good European dealers who went when BMW left and I don't believe they adequately supported the remainder. Add in the strong £ and little money in the kitty to subsidise sales and you have a disaster. They also lost a lot of good UK dealers from 2003 on and this didn't help.
 

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An interesting list which puts the MG ZR outselling the 25 and the 75 being the best seller. Look at the Nissan sales and the problems at the end look unsurmountable. The Almera was considered a flop yet sold nearly 100K to the 45s 15K. And the Primera was another flop yet sold twice as many as the 75.

And then look at the Avensis figure and weep. Had MGR sold that many 75s...
Unfortunately the attitude of MGR was to assume they could not sell many cars or didn't need to. Hence not bothering to support the kind of dealer deals other companies were doing - perhaps they felt the brand(s) shouldn't be pulled down, but they needed to fight in the mainstream to survive. They obviously thought they couldn't do it without a partner, but if you don't advertise properly, support the dealers and re-expand, or develop variant models for the mainstream (instewad of SV, V8), you can't compete on volume.

MGR's models were not particularly profitable, but higher volumes would have made them so, and a rebodied 25 in a cute ad that everyone would see and remember would have done the trick. The City Rover could have had a Rover interior, been pushed, had a K-series engine, assemlbed in the UK, and got a healthy 50,000+ pa UK sales. MGR's history over 20 odd years shows that European sales could match even a healthy slice of the UK market, so that 50k figure could have been doubled.

What if, eh?
 

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An interesting list which puts the MG ZR outselling the 25 and the 75 being the best seller. Look at the Nissan sales and the problems at the end look unsurmountable. The Almera was considered a flop yet sold nearly 100K to the 45s 15K. And the Primera was another flop yet sold twice as many as the 75.

And then look at the Avensis figure and weep. Had MGR sold that many 75s...
The Almera and Primera weren't necessarily a flop in Europe, just in the UK. Although both could have performed much better.
 

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Interesting... I didn't realise that Vectras were still made in the UK :err:John
Bear in mind John this list is 2004, the last year of full production of MGR which is why I chose that year. They didn't make any Vectras in the UK in 2005.
 

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Interesting... I didn't realise that Vectras were still made in the UK :err:John
2005:

Mini 199000
Astra 189000
Micra 170000
Avensis 156500
206 130000
CRV 122000
Corolla 108000
Almera 97500
Civic 64500
Discovery 57500
Primera 48500
X-Type 45000
Freeland 41500
Sport 37500
Range R 27500
S-Type 24000
XJ 13250
Defender 11500
ZR 7800
25 5500
75 5200
Cont GT 4700
Cont FS 4300
XK 4200
45 3300
TF 2300
ZS 2200
ZT 1900

...and no Vectra. I do follow the UK car industry rather closely.
 
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