CAR PRODUCTION is accelerating ahead, driven by demand from Europe, according to the latest figures.
A total of 142,158 cars were manufactured in the UK in March - a 12% rise on the March 2013 figure, the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) said.
Last month's figure brought the 2014 production total to nearly 405,000 - a 2.9% increase on the January-March 2013 total.
SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: "The 12% growth in UK car production in March 2014 is a significant step forward after a period of product changes at the start to the year.
"After several years in the doldrums, European demand for new cars is now picking up, with growth in the last seven months.
"This is a welcome boost for the UK's volume manufacturers for whom Europe is the key market. As new models are launched and inves...