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Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has told ITV News Central that there has been a revival around the West Midlands which has been driven by the success of Jaguar Land Rover.
This comes after the SMMT announced that 2012 was a record year for UK car manufacturing, with 1.2 million cars being sent overseas.
Car manufacturing in the UK broke all-time export records last year, with the number of cars sent overseas exceeding 1.2 million, up 8% on the same time in 2011.
Total vehicle output also increased 8% in 2012 to 1.58 million units, the highest level since 2008.
Car output rose 9% to 1.46 million units, ending the year with a 6% rise.