A STRONG UK market has pushed car production past the half-million mark, official figures have shown.
But total production levels for the first four months of this year are still slightly down on January-April 2014, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.Production for the home market rose 19.4% in the first four months of this year, but production for export dipped 7.0%.
Total production for April 2015 reached 128,312 - a 3.8% fall on the April 2014 figure. While production for the home market was 11.1% up last month, production for export was down 7.6%.
SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: "UK car production has escalated in recent years and continues to perform steadily in 2015.
"Manufacturers across the country are poised to see yet more growth following multi-billion p...