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White now the colour of choice for UK car buyers

White is now the UK’s favourite new car colour after a surge in popularity in recent years. Almost a quarter of new cars registered in 2014 were white, the highest proportion since records began and up from less than 1% a decade ago. Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Read more

New members – January 2015

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UK engine production shows a spark

Engine manufacturing output returns to growth, up 6.7% in December.
Output falls 6.2% over the year, following retooling at a number of facilities.
Outlook bright thanks to major investments into UK engine manufacturing.

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CV manufacturing returns to growth in December

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing output up 12.6% in December, the first month of growth since July 2013.
Output fell 19.7% in 2014, but month of growth heralds bright future.
Growing demand at home helped to drive December growth, despite deflated export markets.

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UK car manufacturing defies export challenges with year of growth

1,528,148 cars manufactured in the UK in 2014 – a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.
Strongest December in a decade saw 108,721 cars produced, up 27.1% on December 2013.
Growth comes despite challenges in some export markets.
Output for the UK market matched the growth in overall UK registrations, rising 8.0%.

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Renault shows what makes a small car great at SMMT

The latest Renault Twingo was officially launched last year to a huge media buzz. Its rear-engined platform, evocative styling and iconic name have already captured the imagination of many a car enthusiast. However, the Twingo’s critical acclaim should come as no surprise; Renault has over eight decades of experience in making small, economical cars. Here’s what makes its small cars great.

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