New members – August 2016

Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – August 2016

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Strong UK demand boosts engine manufacturing as exports in July fall

UK engine manufacturing falls -6.8% in July to 172,533 units, as production for export declines -23% Home demand grows 28.6% in the month and 32.4% YTD to 667,761 – the highest on record. Overall year-to-date performance remains steady, growing 5.7% to reach 1.5 million units. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “July’s acceleration in UK

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July CV production dips following strong 2015 performance

UK commercial vehicle production falls -5.2% in July to 8,794 units. 14.1% uplift in overseas demand sees almost 5,000 CVs produced for export. Year-to-date output down -2.7% as market readjusts after strong 2015 performance. UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing fell -5.2% in July, according to figures published today by SMMT. The decline follows a remarkably

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Double-deckers drive Q2 surge in UK bus and coach demand

The UK bus and coach market enjoyed healthy growth in the second quarter of 2016, according to data released today by SMMT. New bus and coach registrations rose by more than a quarter, with nearly 2,500 vehicles registered.

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New van market remains steady in July

UK van registrations rolling year totals July 2010 to-date 2016 chart

The new van market achieved a steady performance in July – down just -0.2% – with nearly 25,000 new LCV registrations last month, according to figures released today by SMMT.

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