Both UK car production and UK car sales are at a 6 year high.
The UK figures for sales contrast sharply with the rest of Europe, where sales have tumbled in recent years.
On the production side, trade bodies are predicting the UK could become Europe’s third biggest car maker by 2017, behind Germany and Spain.
Nissan built the most cars, more than 500,000, at its plant in Sunderland, with Land Rover making 340,000, making it the next biggest producer.
Toyota manufactured 179,000, Mini 174,000, Honda 138,000, Jaguar 78,000 and Vauxhall 73,000.
How nice to have some good economic news – and in our sector too!