Manufacturer 23 Feb
JLR Halewood production jeopardised by workers' strike action vote
Vehicle production at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood car production line could be halted after more than 150 workers voted to strike over job and pay cuts, Unite the Union has claimed.
Opinion 19 Jan
Agile approach needed as new car orders ‘drop off a cliff’, opinion
After the “pressure cooker” of the post-pandemic automotive retail sector, MotoVise managing director Fraser Brown says car dealers need to ensure 2023 is a year of opportunity rather than excuses.
Manufacturer 15 Dec
Stellantis accused of trying to ‘force the market’ despite failure to deliver cars
Stellantis franchisees have accused the car manufacturer of trying to “force the market” with pre-registrations despite an inability to deliver on customers’ new vehicle orders.
Manufacturer 2 Dec
Toyota secures £11.3m funding to develop hydrogen-powered Hilux pick-up
A consortium of automotive sector suppliers led by Toyota has secured an £11.3 million funding boost for a project that will develop a hydrogen-powered version of its Hilux pick-up truck.
Manufacturer 1 Dec
Ford commits a further £149m to EV drivetrain production in the UK
Ford Motor Company has committed a further £149 million into making the UK its European hub for electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain production – safeguarding 500 highly skilled jobs.
Manufacturer 22 Nov
Mazda to harness partnerships to boost EV investment by £9bn
Mazda has hatched a plan to boost its investment in electric vehicles (EV) by almost £9 billion after forecasting that sales could be significantly more than previously expected.
Manufacturer 22 Sep
Toyota sticks to annual car production volume plan despite setbacks
Toyota has re-stated its intention to build 9.7 million vehicles in its current fiscal year, despite being forced to cut production by 150,000 units in October and November.
Manufacturer 2 Sep
BMW starts hydrogen fuel cell vehicle production Munich
BMW is starting production of hydrogen powertrains at its Munich plant as part of an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) strategy which includes mass-production in future.
Manufacturer 28 Jul
Volkswagen Group expects vehicle supply shortages to improve in H2
Volkswagen Group expects its vehicle supply issues to improve in the second half of 2022, with a more “normalised” model mix expected to reach its car retailers.
Market Insight 28 Jul
SMMT ‘optimistic’ after 5.6% June car production uplift
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Mike Hawes has said there is “optimism” about the UK’s car manufacturing sector after output grew 5.6% year-on-year in June.
Manufacturer 15 Jun
Volkswagen to claim EV lead from Tesla in 2024, research suggests
Volkswagen could claim leading brand status in the electric vehicle (EV) market from Tesla as soon as 2024, according to new research compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI).
Market Insight 25 Feb
UK new car assembly reaches decade low
UK car production recorded the worst start to the year since 2009, with 68,790 unit output being a 20% drop versus January 2021, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Latest News 14 Sep
China looks to consolidate over-populated EV market
Chinese Government officials have indicated that the country is set to consolidate its electric vehicle (EV) sector after the country delivered too many zero-emissions car makers.
Market Insight 29 Jul
UK’s June car production choked by COVID staff absence and semiconductor crisis
The UK’s car manufacturing sector saw its productivity choked by COVID-19 triggered staff absences and the global shortage of semiconductor microchips in June.
Market Insight 25 Jun
UK's May car production remains 58% down on 5-year average, SMMT reports
The COVID-19 recovery of UK car production continues to be hampered by component supply shortages, with May volumes down 58% on the five-year average for the month.
People News 20 May
Ford of Britain chairman Dr Graham Hoare OBE joins Britishvolt
Dr Graham Hoare OBE has left his role as chairman of Ford of Britain to join UK based elelctric vehicle (EV) battery producer Britishvolt as its president of global operations.
Market Insight 29 Apr
UK car manufacturing’s COVID-19 recovery to take ‘at least six months’
Car manufacturers have told the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) that their COVID-19 recovery will take “at least six months” in the UK.
Manufacturer 22 Apr
JLR to pause Halewood and Castle Bromwich production due to semiconductor shortage
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has paused production of its Jaguar XE, XF and F-Type and Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque due to a shortage of semiconductor computer chips.
Market Insight 26 Mar
Showroom reopenings a ‘ray of light’ after 14% February car manufacturing dip
Next month’s post-Lockdown reopening of car showrooms across the UK has been described as a “ray of light” following another 14% decline in UK manufacturer’s vehicle output in February.
Manufacturer 25 Mar
Ford to end to Mondeo production in 2022 amid rise of EVs and SUVs
Ford has announced that it will cease production of its Mondeo saloon after more than 30 years and five million sales of the once popular saloon car.