Toyota begins production of Auris hatchback in the UK

Car manufacturer Toyota has announced that is has begun production of the Auris hatchback at its Burnaston factory in the UK.

Dr Vince Cable, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, welcomed Toyota’s continued investment in its UK operations, which will also see the new Auris Touring Sports estate car built at the plant from next year.

According to Cable, the car maker’s £185m investment is good news for the UK supply chain and will help to improve skills and training. Some 800 workers have already been recruited and offered Toyota production apprenticeships, he added.