More and more British motorists are helping fuel the continued boom in UK car manufacturing, latest figures suggest.
The amount of home-built vehicles for British drivers buying a car jumped by over a fifth (21.1%) to 33,813 in February, compared to the same month last year.
Similar production trends are up 20.4% in the opening two months in 2015 compared to January-February last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
February's overall domestic car production dropped to 129,915, a dip of 2.9%, due to a 9.2% fall in export-bound models.
UK motor manufacturing numbers have fallen 2% in January and February 2015 to 257,300 compared to the same two-month period last year, with export production dropping by 7.8%.
Mike Hawes, the chief executive of SMMT, says the UK car manufacturing industry's future remains "upbeat", led by the robust domestic market.
He said the amount of British-built vehicles manufactured for the UK market has risen by 51.9% over the past four years.
Mr Hawes blamed the small fall in exports on "political instability" in some areas abroad.
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