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MG HS named UK’s best-selling car in January

The MG HS has been revealed as the UK’s best-selling car in January 2023, according to the latest SMMT vehicle sales data.

The large SUV model, which is available in petrol or plug-in hybrid specification, topped the UK sales charts in the first month of 2023 achieving a total market share of 2.6 per cent.

MG – the fastest-growing car brand in the UK – saw overall sales grow by over 108 per cent compared with January 2022, with total UK vehicle sales of 7,433 cars.

The new, all-electric MG4 and MG5 models have remained popular since launch in Autumn 2022, as January’s SMMT data reveals that total electric vehicle sales grew by 19.8 per cent year on year.

The announcement marks a great start to the year for MG Motor UK, following record-breaking sales results in 2022 where the company was recognised as the fastest-growing mainstream vehicle brand for a second consecutive year.

“We’re thrilled to see two of our best-selling models featured in the overall UK top ten,” said Guy Pigounakis, commercial director at MG Motor UK.

“The HS model has been hugely important in the growth of MG over the last few years, and we’re delighted it remains so popular with customers.

“The growth in the electric car market is also very encouraging and we expect the recently launched MG4 EV and MG5 EV models to carry us further forward into 2023.”

The largest vehicle offered by MG, the HS range starts from £23,495. The MG HS plug-in hybrid range starts from £31,095 combining the petrol model’s 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with a 90kW electric motor to give an EV-only range of 32 miles.