Toyota looks for British solution

Toyota intends to build the next version of its Auris car at its British car plant on the assumption that the government secures a transitional Brexit deal, Reuters reports.

According to two sources familiar with the matter the final decision is due to be made by the end of the year. Reuters claims the information was obtained in a government briefing document released under a freedom of information request.

Toyota builds the current generation of Auris hatchbacks at its Burnaston plant in central England, with the run due to end in around 2021.

‘Toyota UK management have a working assumption that the UK will retain the next generation Auris because it is too early to determine the nature of the trading relationship with the EU,’ one of the two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.