A WLTP-prompted shortage in the supply of new vehicles has resulted in daily rental companies turning to the used car market to replenish their fleets, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) has said.
Land Rover has announced it will cease production of the Discovery SUV at its Solihull assembly plant in 2019.
Demand for UK-built cars saw a double-digit decline during March to leave the manufacturing sector’s Q1 output down 6.1%, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has revealed.
Renault and Nissan could be preparing to cement their relationship with a merger that would see the French and Japanese car manufacturers form a single corporation, reports have claimed.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has set out its priorities to assure the UK automotive industry’s future success – a year ahead of Brexit.
Jaguar Land Rover is preparing to scale back production of its Discovery Sport and Evoque models at Halewood manufacturing plant – blaming faltering consumer confidence in the UK.
MG will stop making cars at its Longbridge plant as production moves to China – resulting in 25 redundancies.
UK car production increased by 15.5% in September to 158,281 units, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The amount of cars the UK produces will reach over two million vehicles by 2020, beating the former high of the 1970s.
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