U.K. auto makers boosted production 16.2% year-on-year in August to 91,282 units, with domestic demand fueling most of the increase. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says last month’s output typically is the year's smallest number due to summer and retooling breaks. But the third successive monthly gain raised year-to-date volumes 3.1% to 984,545 units. Despite August’s typical slowdown, “The past 12 months has been the most productive since late ...

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