UK car manufacturing slumps in July

The slide was blamed on model changes and preparation for stricter new emissions standards
The number of cars manufactured in the UK fell 11% last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. The report said 121,051 units left production lines as a raft of factors, including model changes, seasonal and operational adjustments and preparation for the introduction of the tough new emissions standards, affected output. Production for export in the month fell -4.2%, while -35.0% fewer cars were built for the UK market. However, the declines follow a particularly strong July in 2017 when the launch... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...