U.K. car production surged 42.2% in May to 141,146 units for the month’s highest output since 2004. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says light-commercial-vehicle production fell 7.4% to 9,445 units. Engine builds jumped 13.4% to 242,937 units. SMMT CEO Paul Everitt says last month’s growth was measured against year-ago volumes hampered by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disaster. “This boost, coupled with robust year-to-date results, demonstrates ...

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