UK car production rose 7.4 percent in October from a year earlier, with exports of luxury and specialist models mainly to the European Union driving output, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said in a statement.
The SMMT said 69,524 cars were made in Britain in October, up from last year, but still 48 percent lower than 2019 levels.
The industry body said UK car manufacturers were still affected by global chip shortages and supply chain issues.
"A return to growth for UK car production in October is welcome – though output is still down significantly on pre-COVID levels amid turbulent component supply," SMMT CEO Mike Hawes said.
"Getting the sector back on track in 2023 is a priority, given the jobs, exports and economic contribution the automotive industry sustains," Hawes added.
The SMMT said a big chunk of output last month, about 81 percent, headed overseas, mainly to the EU, and in smaller volume to countries such as the United States, Australia and Turkey.
UK car factories have produced a record 61,339 full-electric vehicles year-to-date, 16 percent higher when compared to the same period in 2021.
Last week, British finance minister Jeremy Hunt announced vehicle excise duty on EVs cars will start in 2025.