A fully electric version of the Mini will be built in Cowley, Oxford, BMW has confirmed.
Local Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran welcomed the news and said she hoped it is a sign the government has listened to the car industry on the importance of staying in the single market and customs union.
Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon Layla Moran commented:
"This is fantastic news for Oxford. It will mean more local jobs and more green cars on the road.
“I recently urged the Government to follow the recommendations of the car industry and seek an interim deal that keeps the UK in the customs union and single market.
“I hope this vote of confidence by BMW is a sign that ministers have listened."