Toyota's Putting £240m Into Derbyshire

By Holly Brockwell on at

After all the doom-mongering around Brexit, it's a little surprising to hear of companies choosing to put resources into the UK. Nonetheless, it keeps happening, with Snapchat, Tado and now Toyota announcing they're putting their money where the pound is.

The car company, originally from Japan, will be spending nearly a quarter of a billion upgrading its factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire, the BBC reports. Those upgrades will allow it to produce new cars – specifically the Auris and Avensis – competitively with the rest of the world.

It comes after the recent purchase of the classic Brit brand Vauxhall by Peugeot. Could we be seeing a resurgence in UK-made vehicles? After the year we've had, anything's possible. [BBC]


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