The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released its latest car and commercial production figures.


UK car production output surged 31.6% in October, 91,512 units left factory gates marking the best October performance since 2019.

Production for both the home and overseas markets grew in October, up 23.9% and 33.4% respectively, although it was exports which drove output.


UK commercial vehicle (CV) production returned to growth in October following September’s decline, rising 47.1% year on year.

12,853 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolled out of factory gates, up 4,113 units on last year and with the best percentage gain of the year.