UK car production hits 12 year high with over 1 million units

UK car manufacturing achieved its 12th consecutive month of growing last month, up 7.6% to 126,566 units compared with July 2015.

The sector hit a milestone in its year to date totals, reaching 1,023,723 units – its best performance since 2000 and the first time in 12 years that volume exceeded one million in the first seven months of the year.

SMMT – the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders – reported the encouraging numbers. SMMT Chief Exec Mike Hawes said: “UK car production in 2016 is booming, with new British-built models in demand across the world. Manufacturers have invested billions to develop exciting new models and produce them competitively here in the UK. Future success will depend on continued new car demand and attracting the next wave of investment so Britain must demonstrate it remains competitive and open for business.”

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