Toyota ( TM) plans to make a hybrid version of its "Auris" hatchback at the automaker's Burnaston plant in Great Britain beginning from mid-2010.

"The decision to build the hybrid Auris at (Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.) represents the first materialization" of the company's plan to " further its business operations in Europe and distinguish itself in that market through the strengths of its hybrid technology," the company said on its Web site Friday.

Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, already produces hybrids in North America, Japan and China.