The automotive industry quality standard ISO/TS 16949 is being updated after seven years of operation.
The International Automotive Task Force document IATF 16949:2016 will be released 1 October and there is less than two years for companies to comply.
UK car production rose 9.1 percent in August compared with the same month last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said, cautioning future growth would depend on Britain continuing to trade competitively after its vote to leave the European Union.
Output rose to 109,004 vehicles last month, the highest for 14 years, with 75 percent of cars built in the UK sold to overseas markets, the SMMT said in a statement.
Volkswagen’s Passat Estate Alltrack lifted this year’s overall trophy, and also scooped class and category wins in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Competition.
The competition’s 47 entrants, which were split into seven price classes and two weight categories, and the Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack was described as “one of the classiest mid-range cars by a mile”.
The UK’s appetite for on-demand services continues to gather pace as AA Tyres has grown its fleet of vans by 40% in response to escalating demand.
The ten new Volkswagen Crafter vans will allow AA Tyres to push into the West Country, where the demand for mobile tyre fitting in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas has surged.
Paris motor show has been hit by further manufacturer boycotts.
Mazda, Bentley and Lamborghini have now opted to miss the French classic along with Ford, Rolls-Royce and Volvo, who decided a few months ago they would not be exhibiting.