UK car output gained 12% percent in March 2014 on higher European demand

Article by Christian A., on April 25, 2014

Car production in the United Kingdom grew 12 percent to over 142,000 units in March, thanks to heightened demand in Europe, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The group said that UK car production surged almost 3 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said in a statement that the demand for new cars in Europe is now picking up with growth in the last seven months. He remarked that this “welcome boost” for the UK’s volume carmaker whose key market is Europe.

Hawes stated that the UK auto industry is on track post record levels of production by 2017 with new models introduced and investments made. UK production dropped earlier in 2014 as carmakers like Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and BMW adjusted production lines to build new models, according to an SMMT spokesman.

UK’s car market is gaining headway thanks to an about-face in the country's economy as well as a growing demand in Europe. Auto sales in Europe in the first quarter of 2014 surged 10 percent in March for its seventh monthly gain in a row. Auto sales in the period in the EU and EFTA markets jumped 8 percent to 3.35 million cars, according to industry association ACEA.

Topics: uk, production

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as...
by - August 19, 2017
McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries