SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Vehicle production – February 2006

23 March 2006 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

  • Commercial vehicle production up 1.1 per cent
  • Car production down 8.6 per cent
  • Total UK vehicle production down 7.5 per cent in February

Commercial vehicles:

‘Improvements in efficiency, on top of strong export demand, have helped boost CV production’, commented Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive.

‘Leyland, in particular, benefited from strong orders last Autumn, and these are reflected in latest figures. Overall, export production has driven growth, up 13.1 per cent in February and 11.8 per cent over the year to date.’


‘As we near the anniversary of the closure of production at MG Rover, car production figures for the UK continue to be affected by this loss’, commented Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive.

‘Over three-quarters of the 8.6 per cent drop in February can be attributed to Longbridge. However, significant growth at both Land Rover and Toyota, and solid output at other big plants, demonstrates that production in the UK remains healthy.’

Full details, and February’s special manufacturer focus on Leyland Trucks can be downloaded below.



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