British car production soars by 14 per cent

Car production accelerated by more than 14 per cent last month, with British factories churning out 128,654 cars.

Engine production also rose, by 12 per cent, but commercial vehicle production fell 2.9 per cent, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trades (SMMT) showed.

"Strong export demand for UK-built cars and engines is good news for the economy during this difficult period," said the SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt.