New figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) confirm the growing strength and vitality of the UK automotive industry and its ascendancy as a major global player.
Year-to-date engine manufacturing volumes on trend, surpassing one million units in May.
1,038,110 units built in 2015, down -4.1% as new plants gear up for production.
European demand for UK’s latest low emission Euro-6 engines poised to drive exports.
UK commercial vehicle production rises 32.8% in May 2015 with 6,808 units built in the month.
Recovering European markets see exports surge by more than two thirds.
Year-to-date figures remain strong, up 24.9% as demand for British CVs grows at home and abroad.
Steady month for domestic market sees UK car production rise 2.3% in May to 119,338 units.
Manufacturing for British buyers grows 13.3%, with export broadly level at -0.2%.
Volumes set to ramp up in the coming years as fresh investments result in new models.
Demand for new cars increased for a 21st consecutive month in the EU last month, according to the latest figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Associatio
Nissan is continuing its commitment to its UK manufacturing base by investing £37 million in expanding its Sunderland car production plant.
SMMT is pleased to announce that senior figures from Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan will make keynote speeches at the forthcoming Open Forum event on 15 October
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its latest innovative developments into autonomous vehicles, by showcasing some of its new prototype technologies.
SMMT’s Communications Manager, Janet Wilkinson, has been awarded an MBE for services to the Motor Industry and Charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2015
Ahead of the all-new Infiniti Q30 going into production, the manufacturer has now begun recruitment for 300 new jobs at its new Sunderland plant.