Longbridge-based car group MG has continued the expansion of its dealer network with four new openings in recent weeks.

The quartet of sites, in Bicester, Brecon, Maidstone and Wareham, brings the total of new openings to 20 in the past seven months.

MG said it was on target for network of 80 dealers as part of ambitious plans to grow its retailer network by the end of 2014, underpinned by a surge of MG sales.

MG said it was now the fastest growing brand in the country with figures recently announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showing a 574 per cent increase in sales in quarter one.

Since November 2013, 20 new MG dealerships have opened including in Dudley, Gloucester, Spalding, Leicester and Northampton with more dealer appointments to be announced in the near future.

Last month, MG also unveiled plans to add an electric vehicle to its range .

The 'Dynamo' design was put on display for a fortnight at the London headquarters of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and will be shown at a special MG 90th anniversary event taking place this month.