The future of vehicle production in Luton looks more secure following an announcement from Vauxhall that it will start building the next generation of its Vivaro van in the town from 2014.
The news came as the 900,000th one rolled off the production line on Friday morning.
The landmark vehicle will go to the AA breakdown service which is one of Vauxhall's biggest customers.
The Luton plant built 53,000 vans in 2012 and along with the Ellesmere Port factory employs 2,500 people.
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