Slowdown in UK car production just a blip, says KPMG

Slowdown in UK car production just a blip, says KPMG

Although SMMT figures published today reveal that UK car production was down by 1.2% in January, KPMG says this is just a blip as car plants prepare to launch a raft of new luxury car models.

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John Leech, KPMG’s UK Head of Automotive, commented on the SMMT figures published today highlighting UK car production was down 1.2% in January 2015. He said:

“The figures published today represent a blip as car plants prepare to launch new models such as the Jaguar XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and variants of the BMW MINI and Honda CR-V. 

“The UK’s car manufacturers are experiencing headwinds of weak European demand and a strong pound but our luxury cars remain highly desirable in Asia and the Americas. This together with buoyant home demand and a high number of important vehicle launches in the UK in 2014 and 2015 will drive up UK car production in 2015.  We expect an overall rise of 8 per cent in 2015.”



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