British car manufacturing slumps to disastrous levels: worst January since 2009

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The alarming results from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) were sparked by plant shutdowns, Covid-19 regulations and trading conditions after Brexit. The global shortage of semiconductors also played a part, Autocar reported.

The UK made 68,790 cars in January 2022, a drop of 17,262 from the same period last year.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “It’s another torrid start to the year as global supply issues and structural changes squeeze output while model changes impact production scheduling.

“The UK automotive manufacturing industry is, however, fundamentally strong and recent investment announcements are testament to the potential for growth, not least in terms of rising EV production.”

The SMMT said production for overseas markets dropped by 17.5 percent and domestic production fell by 30.8 percent.

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UK car production plummets to 13-year low in January

UK car production plummets to 13-year low in January

UK car production fell 20.1% to 68,790 units in January 2022. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

UK car production sank to its lowest January in a decade as semiconductor shortages continued to cause disruption, new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed.

Fewer than 68,800 cars left factories in January, down by 20% on a year ago and the worst figure for that month since 2009, the SMMT said.

Production for overseas and domestic markets fell by 17.5% and 30.8% respectively.

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Exports accounted for more than eight in 10 cars made, with the EU remaining the largest destination for UK-made cars, taking 59.1% of exports, followed by China (10.4%) and the US (10%).

The SMMT said the global shortage of semiconductors was still hitting production, as was the changeover to electric of some popular models.


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Coolest Cars For Sale To Wrap Up January

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These are some of the most interesting cars that have made it onto Motorious this week.

What a diverse market the collector car industry represents. Every week, the Motorious editorial staff does a dive into the classified section of the site to find the cars for sale that we would want to buy for ourselves. These cars are more than worthy of a new garage, and we’re thrilled to be able to share our picks with the readers each week. Here is a list of cars to check out as we exit January.

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Car sales in Pakistan surged by 44 per cent in January 2021

The car sales in Pakistan has increased by 44 per cent with a total of 14,543 units sold in January this year, as per data shared by the Pakistan Automotive Makers Association (PAMA).

Last year in January 10,095 units were sold. The increase is being attributed to an increase in leasing on a low interest rate environment.

As per stats, the sale of cars with 1300cc and higher powered engines increased 27 per cent to 6,944 units as compared to 5,467 units sold during the same month in the previous year. This increase can be attributed to sales of Toyota Yaris that hit 2,992 units.

However, the sale of Indus Motor’s popular Toyota Corolla reduced by 56 per cent, while that of Honda Civic and City increase by 10 per cent. Around 364 Suzuki Swifts were sold in the period under review compared to 144 sold last year.


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