Car production rises by 9.9 per cent

Figures from SMMT show that UK car production grew by 9.9 per cent in September 2013.

Commenting on the statistics, John Leech, KPMG head of Automotive said: ‘The current production run rate is back at pre-recession levels last seen in 2008. Our forecast is that UK car production will continue to rise in 2014, 2015 and 2016 before peaking in 2017 at 1.9 million vehicles.’