05 April 2012


Birmingham Airport and MG Motor have joined forces to secure a fleet deal for the award-winning MG6 GT.

It’s the first local fleet deal to be won by the MG Birmingham Sales Centre which opened at the MG factory site in September.  

The five GTs will be used as management cars and will be regularly seen at the airport, which is used by more than 8.5 million passengers every year. 

MG6 models are designed and engineered at MG Birmingham where final assembly of the cars is also carried out. More than 400 people work at MG Birmingham.

Joe Kelly, Deputy CEO of Birmingham Airport, said: “We’ve been impressed with the MG6. It’s a great car to drive and offers excellent value for money. The fact that it comes off an assembly line at a factory just a few miles away from us is a bonus.”

The cars, two in Union Blue, two in Pitch Black and a Granite Grey model, were handed over to the airport on Friday 30 March. 

Gary Egan, who heads the MG Birmingham Sales Centre, said: “We’re delighted to be supplying cars to such a prestigious customer as Birmingham Airport.

“We’re generating more and more interest in the MG6 but our first fleet order is quite a milestone on top of our recent successes with retail customers.”

The MG6 recently won the What Car? 2012 Security Award. Two racing versions of the MG6 GT are competing in the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with double champion Jason Plato and rising race star Andy Neate behind the wheels.

In the first three races at Brands Hatch at the weekend, Jason Plato was 4th in race one, 3rd in the second race and 1st in the exciting final race to emerge as the championship leader. The next race is at Donington Park on April 15.

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