November sees big rise in UK car production
Car production in the UK saw a significant rise in November, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has confirmed, no doubt thanks to British car marques such as Jaguar Land Rover and Vauxhall.
With plants in Merseyside and Solihull, Jaguar Land Rover remains one of the largest British manufacturers still producing cars in the UK, with the Discovery, Range Rover and XF all products of Britain.
In manufacturing the New Astra hatch and Sports Tourer, Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire also contributed to the 125,458 cars built in the UK last month. This figure represents growth of 11.1 per cent on 2009’s figures, and takes year-to-date numbers up to 1,176,147.
SMMT Chief Executive, Paul Everitt, commented: “UK vehicle production has increased in almost every month of 2010 and is driving a manufacturing led recovery."
Although acknowledging 2011 will be a challenging year in terms of sales, Everitt expects ‘modest production growth across the board.’
The new Vauxhall Astra is available from £13,995, while the Jaguar XF and Land Rover Discovery are priced from £29,191 and £35,995 respectively.