The UK’s car production dipped in January 2015, with output slightly down on the same month the year before, according to SMMT. Industry insiders, however, have sought quickly to quell the reports, saying that they expect UK vehicle manufacturing to rapidly improve as the year progresses.
In January 2014, there were 1.2% more cars made in the UK than there were in January of this year, with the official figure for cars made here down to 127,35. Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, quickly scorched rumours of a downturn in fortune for the UK automotive industry, insisting that the slight dip in output is due to new investment, which the UK is still adjusting to.
“Vehicle manufacturers have invested heavily in the UK in recent years,” explained Hawes, “bringing new models and technology to our factories. The slight dip in output in January is a result of this [...]
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