Toyota to Build Auris Hybrid in UK
BRITAIN is to make hybrid cars(1) for the first time after a decision by Toyota to start production of the high-tech vehicles at its Burnaston plant near Derby.
The UK is the first European country the Japanese car giant has chosen for hybrid production, and only the third outside Japan. Toyota makes nearly all its hybrids in Japan, with small numbers produced in China and America. The best known of these cars is the Prius.
The introduction of the new vehicle to Burnaston – a hybrid version of the Auris hatchback – follows intense negotiations with the government in recent months. It is understood that Britain will provide financial assistance to help the move.
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