George Mills, Managing Director, Johnson & Perrott Motor Dealerships; Con O’Leary, Dealer Principal, Johnson & Perrott Mahonpoint and Mark Whitaker, CEO, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group.

Historic MG returns to Cork

The MG brand will make an electric return to the Irish market this month, with Ireland’s first truly affordable, family friendly range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Johnson & Perrott Mahonpoint has been appointed as the main dealer for Cork for the iconic MG brand. The MG ZS EV and the MG HS Plug-in Hybrid EV debuted in showrooms in December. Coupled with a seven-year warranty as standard, MG’s future is electric.

The MG ZS EV is a compact SUV crossover with a range of 263km. The family EV starts from €28,995, has a roomy interior and all the latest tech to keep everyone entertained.

Alternatively, get the best of both worlds with the MG HS PHEV, from €33,150, using the brand’s existing 1.5 litre turbocharged engine and working in tandem with a 90kW electric motor, giving an EV-only range of 52 kilometres - plenty for most commutes.

Mark Whitaker, CEO, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group stated: “We are very excited to have been chosen to partner with MG Motor Ireland in the launch of this iconic all-electric brand into the Irish market. The new range of MG cars offers our customers exceptional value for money, a seven year warranty and an environmentally friendly solution to their needs.

“The franchise will be based at our state-of-the art showrooms at Mahonpoint Retail Park with a dedicated team of sales and aftersales personnel. While we celebrate 210 years in business, we look to the future and have no doubt that the MG brand will once again become a firm favourite of Irish motorists.”

Dealer Principal Con O’Leary said: “We are delighted to welcome the MG brand to our showrooms. This iconic brand was always a favorite of Irish motorists and we are excited to get customers behind the wheel of MG’s electrified model range. MG is a great brand to be associated with and we look forward to seeing them on Irish roads in 2021.”