MG and Rover cars 'still popular'

Both Rover and MG remain popular with British motorists with nearly one million of the cars still on the road, a study by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has shown.

The figures reveal the success of parts specialist XPart in providing the necessary components required to maintain these vehicles.

Some of the models recorded a decline of a mere 1% from 2009 to 2010.

With 92% part availability and programmes, XPart has provided MG Rover owners with the necessary services to ensure the good condition of their vehicles.

Models such as the MG, ZR, TF, ZS and ZT all performed well with each model achieving a decline of less than 5%.

Rover models also managed to do well, with the CityRover and Streetwise falling by just 2% and 1% respectively.

Craig Cooper, XPart General Manager, said: "A great many people are passionate about MGs and Rovers and we feel it is important to keep these fine examples of British engineering on the road for as long as possible."

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