- Year-to-date engine manufacturing volumes on trend, surpassing one million units in May.
- 1,038,110 units built in 2015, down -4.1% as new plants gear up for production.
- European demand for UK’s latest low emission Euro-6 engines poised to drive exports.
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “UK engine manufacturing remains relatively stable for the year-to-date and although May registered a drop in production, it is encouraging that despite retooling efforts for Euro-6 production, volumes surpassed the all important one million unit mark last month. We are optimistic that growth will return to the sector over the coming months as UK-produced Euro-6 manufacture gets underway ahead of the September deadline and major new engine plants come on stream later in the year.”