Toyota will begin manufacturing hybrid automobiles for Suzuki at one in every of its UK factories, it has been confirmed.
The plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire, is a part of a world deal to share sources, which was introduced by the automotive makers.
Primarily based on the Corolla, the brand new automotive can have engines made in Wales and electrical elements from Japan.
It is not going to result in further jobs or funding however will make the manufacturing facility extra environment friendly, the agency mentioned.
Toyota’s UK managing director Marvin Cooke mentioned: “That is excellent news for our UK crops and demonstrates Toyota’s belief within the functionality of our workforce to ship the very best ranges of superior high quality merchandise.
“Looking for to provide extra quantity for different prospects is one instance of all of the efforts we’re making to maintain our UK manufacturing operations as aggressive as they are often.”
Manufacture of the brand new mannequin is anticipated to begin in the direction of the top of 2020.
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Earlier this month, the pinnacle of Toyota’s European operations, Johan van Zyl, mentioned Brexit “hurdles” probably risked future funding.
In February, Nissan reversed a decision to build a new car in the UK and Honda mentioned it was closing its Swindon plant, though each cited non-Brexit causes.
Toyota started constructing automobiles in Burnaston in 1992 and lately spent £240m upgrading the manufacturing facility, which presently makes the Corolla mannequin.
The corporate presently employs greater than three,200 individuals within the Derbyshire manufacturing facility and in Deeside in Wales.