Total new bus and coach registrations increase 43.9% in September to reach 1,134 units.
UK CV demand continued to grow strongly in September, with registrations up 1% to 65,453 units. 321,302 commercial vehicles registered in the year to date, an increase of 2%. Trucks led the way in the month with a gain of 8%, while vans posted 19.6% rise. Tuesday 6 October 2015 Continuing the trend running throughout 2015,
462,517 new cars registered last month – a rise of 6% and the highest September on record.
Friday 2 October 2015 The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) Meet the Buyer event will relocate in 2016 to join Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s first trade show dedicated to automotive supply chain and aftermarket companies.
Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – September 2015
Ford has approved an investment of £181 million at its Bridgend Engine Plant in South Wales, to produce a family of all-new, technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient petrol engines. The amount includes backing from the Welsh government to the tune of £14.7 million, with production planned to start in late 2018.
In response to the Transport Secretary’s statement on vehicle testing from 24 September 2015, SMMT welcomes the initiative.
UK engine output rises 15.8% in August, with 112,777 units produced.
UK commercial vehicle manufacturing posts strong gains in August, with volumes up 70.3%.
99,910 cars built in the UK in August – a rise of 40.6% over the same month last year.
Year-to-date output up 1.6%, passing the one million mark in August for first time since 2008.