Today’s news that the future of Vauxhall’s Luton facility has been secured for what will likely amount to a decade is great news for UK manufacturing.

It’s testament to the strength of the Vivaro van as a brand; production at the plant increased last year despite overall UK vehicle production falling. 

Future of Vauxhall's Luton plant secured with Vivaro deal

Carlos Tavares, the boss of Vauxhall parent PSA Group, said the decision has been made now because there is urgent demand for more capacity for the Vivaro and, importantly, its future PSA sibling vans, the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Dispatch. Both of those models will now also be built in Luton.