Toyota has announced today (16 March 2017) a planned investment of £240m in its UK manufacturing plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire.

The factory will be upgraded from later this year onwards to enable production of the company’s latest Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which by 2020 will form the basis for the majority of Toyota’s global model line-up. The Prius and C-HR crossover are the first two models on TNGA, but they aren’t manufactured in the UK.

The UK government is also investing £21.3m support for training, r&d and environmental upgrades at the facility.