Car makers in the UK saw a spike in manufacturing last month, according to figures released today.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders say it was the busiest May since 2004.
UK factories, which include Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire and Jaguar Land Rover's base in Halewood on Merseyside, made 141,146 cars last month. That was a 42.2% hike, with year-to-date volumes up by 17.3%
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