BMW Group UK marked 100 years of car manufacturing in Oxford today, where Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin was joined by Harald Krueger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, to open a centenary exhibition at the new Visitor Centre at MINI Plant Oxford. A classic Mini and a new MINI Hatch are also on display in SMMT’s Westminster exhibition space to mark the occasion.
Posted 15:10 Thursday 28 March 2013
Posted 9:00 Monday 14 January 2013
Following news that the 2012 UK new car market hit a four-year high of more than two million units, SMMT has welcomed two best selling Ford models into its Westminster showroom, celebrating the company’s latest annual sales success.
Posted 11:33 Thursday 13 December 2012
The latest exhibition to grace SMMT’s showroom in the heart of Westminster is a showcase of some of the UK’s most specialised advanced manufacturing companies, brought together by SMMT Industry Forum. Industry Forum was initially formed in 1994 as a unique collaboration between leading vehicle manufacturers, the SMMT and government to improve the performance and [...]
Posted 9:08 Tuesday 20 November 2012
Swindon is Honda’s flagship production facility in Europe and already manufactures the regular Civic and CR-V models. In April, 500 new associates began working at the plant, bringing the total number of employees to 3,500.
Posted 14:00 Tuesday 2 October 2012
The latest exhibit on show at SMMT demonstrates the UK’s world-leading electric vehicle (EV) technologies. Three UK companies – Axeon, Sevcon and YASA Motors – displayed their EV drivetrain products at a media event in Westminster today.
Posted 12:00 Monday 17 September 2012
The latest exhibit in SMMT’s Westminster showroom demonstrates the most up-to-date packages in the AutoDAB product range from Connects2, one of Europe’s leading companies in the development and integration of in-car technology interfaces.
Posted 16:00 Tuesday 14 August 2012
Three new cars available in the UK from September are the latest exhibits to be showcased in SMMT’s exhibition space. Ford’s mini MPV, the B-MAX is joined by Volvo’s premium five-door hatchback, the V40 and Maserati’s latest coupe, the GranTurismo Sport.
Posted 14:00 Monday 30 July 2012
An Olympic-themed exhibition has been unveiled at SMMT’s Westminster showroom with BMW and MINI cars on display from the Official Automotive Partner of London 2012.
Posted 11:59 Wednesday 11 July 2012
Specialist car manufacturing is a unique part of the UK motor industry. Producing some of the world’s most iconic and prestigious brands, the UK is leading the way in product design and innovation. A cross-section of these brands is on show in SMMT’s Westminster exhibition area.
Posted 15:00 Thursday 28 June 2012
The latest exhibit on show at SMMT’s Westminster exhibition space is a celebration of Nissan’s manufacturing presence in the UK. The Sunderland Plant’s 25th anniversary was marked last year with a string of new UK car industry records. 480,485 vehicles rolled off the production line in 2011, the most ever produced by a car plant in the UK, while the number of jobs there also reached an all-time high, with 5,462 people directly employed on site.