UK car production heads for highest levels since 1999

London — Britain built more cars in the first eleven months of 2016 than any full year since 2004, putting the sector on course to make more vehicles this year than in any year since 1999.

Just over 1.61 million cars were made in the year to November, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said, helped by a 13% year-on-year rise last month to 169,247 cars.

Output in 2015 was 1.59 million units.

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