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UK car production plunges 99.7% in April

1 month ago   |   By Auto Express

UK car production plummeted 99.7 per cent in April as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.
The worst month for UK car production since the Second World War saw just 197 cars leave British factories - 45 for the home market and 152 exports. These were premium, luxury and sports models that had been assembled the previous month before lockdown and just needed the finishing touches added.
Unable to build cars, many manufacturers chose to instead help the NHS - the industry produced a total of 711,495 pieces of personal protective equipment during April, with some also working on high-tech...
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UK car production plummets 99.7% in April

UK car production plummets 99.7% in April

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Nissan's Sunderland plant plays a major role in UK car manufacturing
UK lockdown dramatically hits car production in the worst month for car making since World War Two
UK car production fell a dramatic 99.7% year on year in April as a result of lockdown, which meant all vehicle manufacturing plants were closed throughout the month.
Only 197 cars were made in April, all of which were premium, luxury and sports cars that had already been assembled, with only finishing touches required. Of those, 152 were built for export.
The figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show...
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