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.
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A dry day across the region with bright or sunny spells after a frosty start. However, cloud will tend to increase from the west by evening.
After a cold, bright and frosty start, skies will gradually turn cloudier through the afternoon. However, it will stay dry with light winds.