Bentley will consider whether to build its next model in the UK or Europe depending on how Brexit talks go within the next 12 months, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer has told Reuters.
It’s sells 20% of them in Europe, its largest market, and has previously assembled some in Dresden, Germany when it needed to boost capacity.
Uncertainty over the Brexit outcome is also making Toyota delay an investment decision on the next generation Auris alongside the Avensis at Derby.
Toyota is due to replace the Auris with the new version in three years, very close to time when Britain would leave the EU.
There are media reports that the slower selling Avensis may not be replaced as that size and sector is falling out of favour with buyers who are snapping up SUV-type models.
It uses engines from Toyota Deeside and supports thousands of jobs in the factory and UK supply chain.