BBC News reports that the number of new cars produced in the UK fell by more than a half in March compared to a year earlier, industry figures have shown.
The 51.3% drop is a slight improvement on the record drop of 59% in February, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures show.
The SMMT said it would be “some months” before there was any significant increase in output.
Carmakers are struggling with a massive drop in demand during the recession.
Many major manufacturers have been forced to suspend or cut production.
For example, Honda has closed its Swindon plant for four months, while Toyota has reduced pay across its UK factories by 10%. Full story…