September 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The seasonal pause in production allows for maintenance and upgrades. Despite the dip, Mike Hawes, SMMT's chief executive, said: "The industry remains in a strong position.", which makes us think that the industry will have a great year. Last month, the trade association said the British car industry had had its best first half of a year since 2008. More than 911,000 cars have been produced so far this year and demand has grown by 8%. The demand for commercial vehicles was particularly strong, up 137.6% compared with July 2014.