Toyota has brought a new idea of building a new hybrid-electric car in Britain for its Japanese rival Suzuki. Toyota is expecting production to start at the end of 2020. The production of the hybrid electric car will be at its Welsh Plant in Deeside and in a factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire. The project will not create new jobs on other locations but it would employ around 3,200 people at both the sites.
Marvin Cooke, Toyota’s head of UK operation, said, “Seeking to produce additional volume for other customers is one example of all the efforts we are making to keep our UK manufacturing operations as competitive as they can be in the face of Brexit, we have consistently said for the medium to longer-term, continued free and frictionless trade and common automotive technical standards will be essential to support the international competitiveness of the UK automotive sector.”
Nissan, Jaguar, and Honda have decided to curb their plans due to Toyota’s project of making hybrid electric cars. The cars will be available at all Toyota dealership which have got the authorization from the company. In contrast with Toyota’s announcement, Japanese rival Nissan has said that Toyota’s project would stop production of several cars at its factor in Sunderland, northeast England and it will also cancel the plant’s plan for the X-Trail SUV. Honda has also stopped the investment in Britain and plans to close its plant in Swindon which will cause 3,500 job losses.