UK car production rose an annual 44% in April and in the year to date; car production is 64.9 percent higher than the same period a year ago. UK engine production was up 38.2% in April and by 41.0% over the year-to-date.
“Output in April is up across the car, commercial vehicle and engine sectors compared to the same time last year, reflecting a good start to the second quarter of 2010,” SMMT CEO Paul Everitt said in a statement.
“A number of UK product launches and the introduction of new technologies are helping to sustain demand despite an expected slowdown following the end of the scrappage scheme. The home market saw a significant increase in the month, a positive indication of a strengthening economy and an improvement in consumer confidence.”