MG returns to Cork


Photo: From left – George Mills, Managing Director, Johnson & Perrott Motor Dealerships. Con O’leary, Dealer Principal, Johnson & Perrott Mahonpoint. Mark Whitaker, CEO, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group.

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. In Cork, Johnson & Perrott are pleased to announce the addition of the iconic MG franchise to their Mahonpoint Showrooms. 

The MG ZS EV and the MG HS Plug-in Hybrid EV will debut in all showrooms in December. Coupled with a 7-year warranty as standard, MG’s future is electric. 

Look no further than MG ZS EV a compact SUV Crossover with a range of 263km. It features everything you could possibly want from a family EV: an affordable price starting from €28,995, a roomy interior and even 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 kilometers with zero emissions 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.   With the backing of SAIC Corporation, the new range of MG cars offers our customers exceptional value for money, a 7 year warranty and an environmentally friendly solution to their motoring 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”. 

Speaking at the arrival of the first MG at Johnson & Perrott Mahonpoint, Dealer Principal, Con O’Leary said: “We are delighted to welcome the MG brand to our showrooms in Mahonpoint. 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. All models are heavily specced and come with a 7 year warranty as standard. MG is a great brand to be associated with and we look forward to seeing them on Irish roads in 2021”. 

About Johnson & Perrott
Founded in 1810, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group is one of Ireland’s leading motor retailers. The Group has interests in vehicle hire, motor dealerships and fleet management.

The Group has three car dealerships situated on the Bandon Road, Bishopstown, on the Douglas Road and in the Mahonpoint Retail Park, all in Cork City. The company represents the CUPRA, Honda, Jaguar, KIA, Land Rover, MG, Opel, Peugeot, SEAT and Volvo new car franchises, including the Opel & Peugeot commercial franchises. Additionally, the Douglas Road dealership is home to an extensive CSS approved Bodyshop and an authorised aftercare centre for Mercedes small commercials.

About MG
MG can trace its history back to 1924, as the iconic British motoring brand, famous for building sporty, exciting and value-for-money cars which are always fun to drive. From the original MG 14/28 Super Sports car, designed by the legendary Cecil Kimber, to the all-electric MG5 EV of today, MG has always been innovative, always been radical and always been fun!

Backed by SAIC Motor, one of the world’s largest automotive companies, all new MGs are built with world-class components and are backed by a comprehensive manufacturer’s 7-year warranty.