AROnline understands that, according to data revealed by the SMMT for the end of November, UK car manufacturing is rapidly reaching the 1.5 million landmark.
Car production rose 4.5% in first 11 months of year to 1,424,023 units, which means that 2013 output in the UK is set to pass the 1.5 million unit mark for first time in six years. The recovery of the UK car manufacturing has been a remarkable success story during the past three years, with the motor industry also providing serious assistance to our overall balance of trade, as exports are at their highest levels.
According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), November has seen an output dip of 3.6%, which can be explained by the preparation for new model production at several UK production sites sites during the month.
‘With output up 4.5% in 2013 to-date, UK car manufacturing is on track to pass 1.5 million units this year, the best performance since 2007,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. ‘The forthcoming new models will play an integral part in what is predicted to be an even stronger 2014 for UK car manufacturing.’