UK car manufacturing accelerates through first half of the year, says KPMG

UK car manufacturing accelerates through first half

John Leech, head of automotive at KPMG UK, comments on the latest SMMT car manufacturing figures.

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John Leech, head of automotive at KPMG UK, comments on the latest SMMT car manufacturing figures. He said:

"UK car manufacturing in the first half of the year performed strongly largely due to the increased number of models made in the UK, following the launch of the Jaguar XE and Land Rover Discovery Sport and the recovering Eurozone market.

"We expect even more cars will be made in the second half of the year as further new models from Jaguar Land Rover, Vauxhall and Honda are launched and our major market, the Eurozone continues to recover. With future planned model launches we forecast UK car production will beat its all-time record and the 2 million barrier in 2018."

 

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