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UK: Honda to cut 340 jobs as exports fell

UK: Honda to cut 340 jobs as exports fell

About 340 jobs are at risk after Japanese car giant Honda, on Monday said it plans to cut production at its UK factory in Swindon from three shifts to two. The factory in Swindon, Wiltshire builds the Civic, Civic Tourer, CR-V and Jazz models – mostly for export, but sales […]

Top 10 bestselling cars in UK this year

Top 10 bestselling cars in UK this year

Even if new car sales in Europe drop for the fourteenth consecutive month in November, the lowest result for the period since 1993, the UK car market was the only major carmaker to expand this year. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK new car sales […]

UK Car production up 9.3 pct in April

UK Car production up 9.3 pct in April

Car manufacturing rose by 9.3 percent in April, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said, and was up 11.8 percent over the first four months of the year. Commercial Vehicles output rose by 3.2 percent in April, but was down 9.2 percent over the January-April period. On the […]

UK car manufacturing surges in February

UK car manufacturing surges in February

Car manufacturing in UK rose 23.5% in February, up 19.6% over the year-to-date, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said Thursday. This marked a 19.6% increase in the year to date compared with 2011. “The UK automotive sector continues to attract investment and generate new jobs,” said SMMT […]

UK car manufacturing up 15.6% in January

UK car manufacturing up 15.6% in January

UK car manufacturing rose significantly by 15.6% in January to 127,382 the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Thursday. In addition UK engine production rose by 5.0% to 227,161 for January. However, UK CV output fell by 1.2% for the month to 9,844. “UK car production continues […]

UK Car production up 8.5 percent in November

UK Car production up 8.5 percent in November

UK car production rose by 8.5 percent in November and was up 6.1 percent over the first eleven months of 2011, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Thursday. In addition, according to the report, commercial vehicles output rose 2.2 percent in November, but was down 2.3 […]

UK: Car manufacturing rose by 7.5% in September

UK: Car manufacturing rose by 7.5% in September

Car manufacturing rose by 7.5% in September and is up 4.8% over the first nine months of 2011, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Thursday. “September saw a 7.4% increase in UK vehicle manufacturing, confirming a positive trend we expect to continue into 2012,” said Paul […]

David Cameron celebrates 2 million Minis

David Cameron celebrates 2 million Minis

BMW’s Mini brand has managed to produce two million cars in ten years, celebrating the milestone at the Cowley, Oxford in the presence of UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, who drove off the production line the car with the 2 million number on it. “It’s a real privilege to drive […]