MG Motors has announced plans to expand its franchise dealer network to 130 by the end of 2021.

The manufacturer increased sales by 40.84% in 2020 despite the market’s 29.4% fall.  They will add “at least a further 10” retailers this year, after 28 signed up during the past 12 months.

They include Glyn Hopkin in Milton Keynes, St Albans and Cambridge, Perrys in Huddersfield, JCT600 in Bradford, Read Motor Group of Grimsby, Drive in Bristol, Hawkins of Hayle, Tunbridge Wells MG and Masters in Croydon

MG reached its target to hit 120 dealers by the end of 2020. It is now considering Mitsubishi dealers as potential open points ahead of the latter brand’s plan to stop selling cars in Europe. Some have allegedly approached MG directly.

“Our dealer network is expanding on the back of a record year in which we saw our market share break the crucial 1% barrier. We finished the year with volumes on a par with some much more established rivals,” said commercial director, Guy Pigounakis.