MG says its car brand in the UK has continued to outperform the market despite challenging conditions, achieving its second highest market share and 36th consecutive month of market share growth in October.

MG also saw a record 43% of its sales attributed to plug-in models.

The automaker achieved a 7.7% share of the battery electric vehicle market in October.

In total, MG sold 1,892 cars in October, giving it a market share of 1.34%. In total, its overall sales are up 58.2% year-on-year, with 16,128 cars sold by the end of the month; more than 3,000 ahead of its total sales in 2019.

The continued growth leads to MG comes ahead of the latest England-wide lockdown, while showrooms in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands remaining open and dealerships in Wales due to re-open on 9 November.

“Out-performing the market for the 36th consecutive month, shows we have consistently built our volume on strong foundations, under-pinned by launching new cars and appointing new dealers,” said MG Motor UK head of Sales & Marketing, Daniel Gregorious.

“There are headwinds in light of the England lockdown, but our focus is to forge ahead with our Momentum and Growth mid-term plan as we head towards year end.

“We intend to continue promoting our range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, generating as many sales leads as we can for our dealers across the country. We know demand for electric cars remains high and we want to help as many customers as possible to experience the benefits of moving to an electric MG”.

MG currently has a network of 113 dealers with further expansion planned before the end of 2020.