MG Motor Expands its Operations to Iraq, Partnering with GB Auto

The Erbil showroom will be the first to start selling the MG Motor cars from August.


After its success in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Oman, MG Motor has forayed into the Iraqi automotive market. The automaker has chosen GB Auto as their exclusive partner in Iraq and will launch showrooms in Erbil, Baghdad, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah, and Basrah. The Erbil showroom will be the first to start selling the MG Motor cars from August. All showrooms will offer sales and aftersales, as well as manufacturer warranty of six years or 200,000km.

MG Motor is bringing its most famous models for the Iraqi market including:

  • Multipurpose MG T60 pick-up
  • 2020 Middle East Car of the Year, the all-new MG HS
  • Middle East’s ‘Best Sub-compact Sedan’, the new MG5
  • All-new MG RX8 seven-seater SUV
  • MG RX5 SUV
  • MG 6 Sedan
  • New MG ZS sub-compact SUV

Under the umbrella of Morris Garages, GB Auto will manage new car sales, aftersales servicing, and certified pre-owned sales. The parts will be delivered to them by the MG warehouse in Dubai.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee, Managing Director at SAIC Motor Middle East, the parent company of MG Motor, stated: “Iraq is an emerging market with the potential to become MG’s second-biggest market after Saudi Arabia in terms of sales volumes. To maximize this opportunity, we have joined forces with GB Auto, which already has an impeccable reputation in the marketplace as a leading automobile supplier.”

Rauf Ghabbour

Expressing his views, Dr. Raouf Ghabbour, Chairman and Managing Director of GB Auto, said: “We chose MG after a comprehensive global search, and we are fully convinced that the MG product range is consistent with the GB Auto brand ethos, in terms of providing the best value for a significant segment that meets the needs of our customers and their expectations. Our expertise throughout the region has given us flexibility and technical expertise to overcome inherent fluctuations in the automotive industry. We are confident that with our strong expertise and resources, we will be able to develop MG to become a market leader.”

Source and Image: MG Motor

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