The latest UK vehicle output figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that automotive manufacturing was up 12% in first half of 2012.
Car manufacturing rose 14.1% in the first half of the year, and was stable in June, dipping just 0.7%.
Commercial vehicle output fell 8.7% during the first half of 2012 and 19.7% in the month.
UK engine production was up 0.5% over the first six months, but fell 15.1% in June.
SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt, commented: “Despite dipping 0.7% in June, car production performed strongly during the first half of 2012.
“The £5.8bn investment committed to the UK in the last two years provides long-term growth opportunities, but weakness in European demand may make the next few months a little bumpy.”