U.K. car production rose 21.3% in April to 133,437 units, the biggest monthly rise since July 2012, as full-scale production of new models boosted output at plants nationwide. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the spring growth improved the year-to-date build 6.9% to 538,240 units. “The thriving nature of the U.K. car manufacturing industry was evident in April as output grew at its highest rate for almost two years,” SMMT CEO Mike Hawes says in a statement. ...

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