Ford to close Indian car factories citing poor sales, resulting in loss of 4,000 jobs


Ford has announced plans to wind down its manufacturing and assembly operations in India, which will result in the loss of around 4,000 jobs.
Britain's drivers buying fewer UK-made cars

UK car production drops


Car manufacturing output in the UK fell by 37.6% in July, marking the worst July performance since 1956, according to SMMT's figures.
Honda closes Swindon factory after 35 years of car production

Honda's Swindon factory ends production


Staff at Honda’s Swindon factory have completed their final production shift, as the plant closes.
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Chip shortages are slimming down car production


An ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips is giving car makers a headache as vehicle production is restricted.
Nissan's Sunderland plant has produced more Leaf EVs than eighties Bluebirds

Nissan GB has produced more Leafs than Bluebirds


Nissan revealed today that its plant in Sunderland has now produced more versions of its Leaf electric vehicle than it did the 1980s Bluebird.
How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020

How coronavirus plagued the UK car market in 2020


Covid-19 has caused major problems across the UK automotive industry, but hope remains for a strong recovery in 2021.
British Ineos Grenadier 4x4 to be built in France

Ineos Grenadier 4x4 to be built in France


The Ineos Grenadier 4x4 is to be built in France after its manufacturer said it had reached a deal with Mercedes-Benz to use its Hambach plant.
Nissan’s 500,000th Leaf rolls off the line

Nissan has built half a million Leaf electric cars


Nissan is celebrating the production of half a million Leaf electric hatchbacks, on the day that the industry celebrates World EV Day.
50 Nissan employees return to work as part of safety pilot

Nissan trials worker return to UK factory


Japanese carmaker Nissan has partially restarted its UK operations after the coronavirus pandemic forced a suspension of its production in March.
UK car production plummets to near 10-year low

Car production in the UK plummets


The number of cars rolling off production lines in the UK has continued to decline; falling to its lowest level for almost a decade.

UK car makers: we need a world beating Brexit deal


UK car makers have issued their starkest warning yet over the dangers they face if the UK leave the European Union without a deal.
Hyundai Motor Group VEX EXoskeleton robotic suit

Hyundai develops exosuit for assembly line workers


Hyundai's contribution to the motor industry isn't limited to its production cars: it's also developed an exo suit for its factory workers.

Volkswagen builds its last ever Beetle


Volkswagen is entering a bold new era: for the first time since it started making cars after WW2, it won't have a Beetle in its model range.