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These are all the cars and vans made in the UK

By Ted Welford | September 19, 2023

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The UK is renowned for its car industry, and though we might not produce as many cars as we once did more than half a million new cars were made in the UK during the first seven months of 2023.

These are all the cars and vans made in the UK

With various plants up and down the country, everything from small hatchbacks to supercars is produced here. The UK automotive industry has had a recent boost courtesy of Mini announcing it will make its next-generation EVs here while Stellantis (the company behind Vauxhall and Peugeot) has recently switched its Ellesmere Port factory to making only electric models – the first to do so in the UK.

But what are the cars made in the UK today? Here are all the British-built cars and vans on sale now. If you’re considering buying a UK-built car, before you do, find out your car’s valuation by entering its number plate here

Aston Martin – DB12, DBS, DBX and Vantage

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin is renowned for its sports cars and is one of the most ‘British’ car brands around, helped by its close ties to the famous James Bond franchise. 

It has two factories – the main ‘sports car’ plant in Gaydon, Warwickshire, which makes models like the Vantage and new DB12, along with a site in St Athan, south Wales, which manufactures the DBX SUV. 

Bentley – Continental GT/GTC, Flying Spur, Bentayga

Bentley

Bentley has grown its sales in recent years but remains an exclusive luxury car brand that is renowned for its attention to detail and traditional coachbuilding techniques.

It has just one site in Crewe, Cheshire, where all its cars are made. This includes the glamorous Continental GT, Flying Spur saloon and Bentayga SUV – the latter now being Bentley’s most popular car. 

Citroen – e-Berlingo and Dispatch

Citroen e-Berlingo 

Citroen’s owner Stellantis runs two factories in the UK, so while you might think of Citroen as the famous French car brand, two of its vans are actually produced in Britain. 

This includes the e-Berlingo in Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, and mid-size Dispatch that’s manufactured in Luton. 

Fiat – e-Doblo, Scudo

FIAT e-Doblo

Fiat now falls under the Stellantis umbrella and as a result, it now means two Fiat-badged vans are produced on UK soil. 

Both are fairly new ‘made in Britain’ additions, with the Scudo Light being made in Luton as of September 2022, while the first electric e-Doblo examples have only recently started production in Ellesmere Port. 

Jaguar – F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF

Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar’s future is still a bit unknown as the firm is soon set to start changing its focus to making electric cars with a new range of models. 

But for the time being, Jaguar is still making four cars in the UK. The F-Type sports car and XE and XF saloons are made in Castle Bromwich, while the F-Pace SUV is built in Solihull. The firm outsources production of its E-Pace and I-Pace to an Austrian company called Magna Steyr. 

Land Rover – Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover is known as another legendary British brand, and though its Discovery and Defender are built in Slovakia, the rest of its line-up all roll-off production lines in the UK.

The Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque are made in Halewood, Merseyside, while the Range Rover, Velar and Sport are manufactured in Solihull in the Midlands. 

LEVC – TX and VN5

LEVC TX

You might not have heard of the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), but you will likely have seen its hybrid TX ‘London taxis’ going around the capital. 

Though owned by Chinese company Geely, LEVC makes the TX, alongside a fully electric van called the VN5, at a plant near Antsy, Coventry. 

Lotus – Emira 

Lotus Emira

Lotus is another firm owned by Geely and is on an upward trajectory courtesy of a growing range of cars.

These include the electric Eletre SUV and the upcoming Emeya saloon - which are both made in China - but it still manufactures its Emira sports car at its plant in Hethel, Norfolk, and is set to do so for several years. 

McLaren – 750S, Artura, GT

McLaren 750S

The British car industry and diverse, and nowhere is this better shown than with McLaren. The firm produces all of its latest supercars at a high-tech facility near Woking, Surrey, including the 750S, GT and new hybrid Artura. 

It also has a separate factory in Sheffield that makes the carbon tubs that are the core structure of these supercars. 

Morgan – Super 3, Plus Four, Plus Six

Morgan Super 3

Switch to the other side of the country and in the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire you’ll find the factory of comparatively small sports car maker Morgan. 

It’s one of the most fascinating production sites in the UK, however, with Morgan offering a range of factory tours to the public to see its cool Super 3, Plus Four and Plus Six models being built. 

MINI – Hatch 

MINI Hatch

MINI’s Cowley (Oxford) factory has recently had the positive news that it will produce the brand’s new EVs from 2026, but before then it is still focusing on building the standard petrol model. 

Currently, it’s where the Hatch models are being built, but a next-generation model is due next year, which will instead be called the Cooper. 

Nissan – Juke, Leaf and Qashqai

Nissan Juke

Nissan has the largest car factory in the UK, with a huge facility near Sunderland. It has made cars at the plant since 1986, and it’s now the facility behind the best-selling Qashqai and Juke crossovers – two of the most popular cars in the UK. 

But it also makes its electric Leaf there, which remains one of the most affordable new EVs that you can buy. 

Peugeot – e-Rifter and Expert

Peugeot Expert

Peugeot has made quite a lot of cars in the UK over the years, having previously had a factory in Ryton, Coventry, though this closed in December 2006. 

However, it now makes several of its vans in the UK, including the mid-size Expert in Luton and the more compact e-Rifter more recently at Ellesmere Port. 

Rolls-Royce – Cullinan, Ghost, Phantom, Spectre

Rolls-Royce

One of the grandest car factories in the UK has to be Rolls-Royce’s plant in Goodwood, near Chichester in West Sussex. This advanced facility creates some of the most tailormade cars in the world, catering for almost endless personalisation opportunities. 

All of Rolls-Royce’s cars are made here, including the Cullinan, Ghost, Phantom and the firm’s new electric Spectre. 

Suzuki – Swace

Suzuki Swace

Suzuki is another name you might not expect to produce cars in the UK, but thanks to a partnership with Toyota, it manufactures what is essentially a rebadged version of its Corolla at a factory in Burnaston, near Derby. 

Called the Swace, it’s a hybrid estate car that brings plenty of interior space and impressive efficiency. 

Toyota – Corolla

Toyota Corolla

As we’ve mentioned already, Toyota manufactures European versions of its global best-seller, the Corolla, at Burnaston, Derby. 

Toyota has been cars here since 1992, including models like the Carina E, Avensis and Auris. There are some doubts about the plant’s long-term future, however, owing to the fact Toyota only produces hybrid models at the plant and it’s unclear if these can be sold after 2030. 

Vauxhall – Combo Electric and Vivaro

Vauxhall Combo-e

While Vauxhall might now be owned by Stellantis, and produce no actual cars in the UK, it’s still considered a British car maker. 

However, it makes the majority of its vans here, with the Vivaro being manufactured at Luton, while the Combo-e is now being made at Ellesmere Port, which previously manufactured Vauxhall’s Astra

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