In a year when registrations of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) – that’s pure electric, plug-in hybrid and range extended electric vehicles – have seen a 265% increase in demand, Mitsubishi has launched the Outlander PHEV in the UK.
UK engine production fell 17.0% to 211,258 units in October as re-tooling for new models continued.
2,033,199 engines built so far in 2014 – a fall of 6.4%.
Outlook is positive for the long-term, with UK engine production receiving significant recent investment.
UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing declined 8.9% in October – the smallest monthly fall since June 2013.
Production for the UK market increased 14.6% in the month, but exports fell 30.6%.
2014-to-date volumes still affected by last year’s restructuring, falling 23.5% to 57,981 units.
UK car manufacturing fell 6.7% in October to 150,060 units, leaving year-to-date volumes flat (down 0.3%).
SMMT is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamzen Isacsson to the post of Director of Communications and International. This new position has been created to enable the SMMT to focus its UK and international communication activities on the promotion of the UK industry, helping to attract more investment in the sector. Read more
Last week marked the two millionth Nissan Qashqai produced at the manufacturer’s Sunderland plant. The scope and scale of Qashqai’s success is difficult to appreciate, so here are three facts that might help.
SMMT is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Butcher as Senior Media Manager.
The McLaren Group today welcomed groups of students to its Technology Centre in Woking as part of an initiative to encourage young people into automotive engineering.
Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has identified five priority areas that the UK automotive industry considers essential to ensure future success of the sector.
Total bus and coach registrations increased 13.1% in October, with a 2.9% rise in the rolling year.
Registrations for the overall market in the year-to-date remain down with a 3.0% drop this month.