Nissan has now produced more Leaf electric cars than Bluebirds at Sunderland factory


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.
UK car production plummets amid Brexit uncertainty

UK car production plummets amid Brexit uncertainty


New data shows production almost halved last month, as British car makers braced themselves for the UK's original departure date from the EU.
It wasn't Brexit, Honda says, as Swindon factory closure confirmed

Honda factory closure: It wasn't Brexit


Honda has said that Brexit is not the reason for its proposed decision to close its factory in Swindon.

Car industry 'enormously damaged' by Brexit


The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said the UK car industry is now on "red alert", amid growing fears over a no deal Brexit.

Perfect 10 as Ford makes 10 millionth Mustang


The Mustang, America's most famous muscle car, has passed a milestone few at Ford could have predicted when it was launched in 1964, after the 10