Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “UK engine manufacturing remains relatively stable for the year-to-date and although May registered a drop in production, it is encouraging that despite retooling efforts for Euro-6 production, volumes surpassed the all important one million unit mark last month. We are optimistic that growth will return to the sector over the coming months as UK-produced Euro-6 manufacture gets underway ahead of the September deadline and major new engine plants come on stream later in the year.”
Year on year figures indicate that so far there have been 1,038,110 units built in 2015 which is down -4.1% over last year. This is driven by the fact that new plants are gearing up for production of the important Euro-6 compliant engines. These will be the cleanest and some of the most efficient engines ever built. It is good to see the million mark reached and we at Car Articles salute UK industry.