202,132 engines built in November – a drop of 12.6% – as impact of retooling for new models continued.
Year-to-date output subdued with a 7.0% fall to 2,235,331 units.
Recent investments into UK engine manufacturing mean long-term expectations are positive for industry.
UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing fell just 0.7% in November.
Resurgent home market demand grew for second month, but exports remained subdued.
Year-to-date fall of 21.6% affected by 2013 restructuring; more positive 2015 expected.
UK car manufacturing output fell by 277 units in November, with 137,347 cars produced.
Year-to-date output stable at 1,419,427 units, a drop of 0.3%.
Exports remain subdued in contrast to continued growth for the home market.
Welcoming plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London by 2020, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today said London should set the benchmark for the world’s great cities by implementing a scheme which demands the very best in vehicle technology. In an open letter to the Mayor of London, SMMT has called for a rethink of the current proposals set out by Transport for London (TfL) to enforce the latest emission standards for both petrol and diesel vehicles. This reflects the step change in clean diesel technology, and helps to ensure similar schemes across the UK and Europe are harmonised.Read more
An open letter to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson urging a rethink on Transport for London proposals for an Ultra Low Emission Zone.
London is Europe’s leading mega city. It has the opportunity to create an effective policy framework to address urban air quality whilst driving continued improvements in carbon emissions, mobility and industrial growth. The introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone in London from 2020, if implemented correctly, could set a precedent for other cities, not just in the UK but around the world – many of which face similar air quality challenges. This is why London has to get it right.Read more
From 21 – 24 January, SMMT will be taking a UK delegation to attend the SIAT Symposium in India. As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, companies have already identified the huge potential for business in the country.Read more
This week Vauxhall is celebrating the five millionth car to roll off the production line at its Ellesmere Port factory.Read more
Ford’s Bridgend Engine Plant is celebrating the arrival of a new 77-metre wind turbine which will directly supply the plant with power.Read more
At last week’s SMMT Annual Dinner, Coventry University graduate Nicole Agba was announced as the first ever female winner of the sixth Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award. We spoke to Nicole to find out more about the inspiration for her entry and her future in the industry.Read more
Crewe firm to expand R&D capacity ahead of 2016 SUV launchRead more