British car manufacturing output increased 9.3% year on year in November 2015 with 150,084 cars built. Strong overseas demand continued to boost output, with export production up 10.8% to 120,484 units.

Year to date output was 3.8% up on the same 11-month period in 2014 with 1,472,835 cars produced, 1,132,695 (+2.1%) for export.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: "November's manufacturing gains are encouraging, and put the car industry in a strong position with one month left in the year.

"Particularly pleasing is the recent pick-up in export production, which is proof that despite challenges in some global markets, the UK continues to build cars that appeal to consumers across the world."