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  • NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP TO 1946 LEVELS

    NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DROP TO 1946 LEVELS

    Matt Bell on 5th May 2020

    New car registrations in April 2020 reached the same monthly levels as 1946 as the Coronavirus lockdown period takes its toll on the UK car industry.

  • NISSAN PLANT REACHES 10 MILLION

    NISSAN PLANT REACHES 10 MILLION

    Matt Bell on 3rd July 2019

    The Nissan plant in Sunderland is celebrating after producing its 10 millionth vehicle, 33 years after production commenced with the Nissan Bluebird.

  • HONDA’S SWINDON PLANT CLOSURE CONFIRMED

    HONDA’S SWINDON PLANT CLOSURE CONFIRMED

    Matt Bell on 30th May 2019

    Honda has confirmed that that Honda will close its Swindon car plant in 2021, meaning the loss of about 3500 jobs. Following a ‘meaningful and robust’ consultation, the Japanese company told workers that no viable alternatives to the closure have been found.

  • LONGBRIDGE JOBS AT RISK

    LONGBRIDGE JOBS AT RISK

    Matt Bell on 21st May 2019

    Longbridge employees face uncertainty following the news that MG Motor UK’s Chinese parent company, SAIC, is looking to downside its operations at the Birmingham site.

  • CLASSICS PROPPING UP OUR CAR INDUSTRY

    CLASSICS PROPPING UP OUR CAR INDUSTRY

    Matt Bell on 13th February 2019

    Anyone with half an ear to the news over recent weeks will be aware that the future is far from rosy for the UK’s car manufacturing industry. Recently, the news had broken that Nissan had chosen not to use its Sunderland facility to produce the next generation of X-Trail, while recent figures released by the SMMT warn of a ‘red alert’ as investment and production fall.

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