Toyota pledges more UK work at car show

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CARMAKER Toyota plans to ramp up production of its Auris models in the UK, its European head Didier Leroy said yesterday.

He pledged new work for Toyota’s Derbyshire factory while speaking at the Paris Auto Show, where car firms have been trying to brush off a gloomy European market to flog models to markets in the rest of the world.

Some firms warned that the slowdown in Europe will keep sales flat for the next two years, while several launched no-frills cars in an attempt to lure price-conscious shoppers.

There were no such qualms for Jaguar, however, as it roped in singer Lana Del Ray to unveil its new F-type model.