The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the shortfall was partly due to the levelling effect of two registration plate changes a year. But it added that the Rover 75's move from Cowley to Longbridge, the end of the line for Ford Escort at Halewood and a refit at Honda's Swindon facility were more significant factors. The fall was in line with SMMT expectations and the year-on-year decline is expected to continue during the second half of the year.
UK car output down
29/08/2000 in NEWS