New cars in October up on last year

The number of new cars being produced in the UK during October is up on figures from last year, it has been reported.

According to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there were 166,168 vehicles rolled out of plants over the course of the month.

This measures 8.87 per cent higher than the 152,628 produced in the corresponding month one year earlier, it added.

Vehicles produced in England made up the majority of the automobiles, followed by Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The biggest increase in the number of models rolled out came in Scotland, where 14.8 per cent extra were made compared to 2006.

On its website, the SMMT states that its mission statement is "encourage and promote in the UK and abroad the interest of the motor industry".

New technology, globalisation and retail distribution is also covered by the group.

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