2014 UK car production begins on a high note

Time 9:32 am, February 20, 2014

NNP-NEW_NOTE_PRODUCTION_21THE SMMT has declared UK car manufacturing in January as ‘robust’.

Figures show the month was just 0.3 per cent off January 2013 – and the organisation expects the strong start to the year to continue thanks to new models beginning full-scale production.

‘UK car manufacturing made a solid start to 2014, matching the strength of January last year,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.

‘We expect domestic car output to accelerate throughout 2014 as new model introductions reach full volume. Looking further ahead, we anticipate further growth as investments by some of the world’s biggest automotive brands become reality, creating more jobs and huge opportunities for UK-based suppliers.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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