The rolling year total for engine manufacture.
The rolling year total for engine manufacture.

The UK automotive industry passed the one million mark in engine manufacturing, the SMMT says.

Production rose 17.3% in the month with overseas demand up 30.5% in April and 15.9% year to date.

‘It is fantastic to see Britain’s engine plants continue to break production records – a result of significant investment into R&D and facilities, and ongoing demand for the advanced low emission internal combustion engines of which the UK is a world leader,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.

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