Tony Blair has been urged to stick with Jaguar as supplier of his official cars by a Birmingham MP.
Sion Simon (Lab Erdington) met Bibiana Boerio, Jaguar?s managing director, as the Department for Transport began a review of the Ministerial fleet.
Government Ministers have traditionally chosen Rover or Jaguar.
Jaguar?s flagship flag-ship XJ saloon is now built at the Castle Bromwich site, in Mr Simon?s constituency, following the closure of the facility in Brown ? s Lane, Coventry.
But earlier this year it emerged eight of Mr Blair ? s team had switched to the trendy Toyota Prius, and last month it was revealed the Prime Minister had ordered a bombproof BMW.
There is concern the Government Car Service, which is part of the Department for Transport, could switch to Toyota as the main supplier of vehicles.
The criteria used to decide which vehicles to buy are value for money, Britishness and environ-mental considerations.
The Prius uses a gas-electric hybrid engine, making it one of the most environmentally --friendly vehicles available.
In principle, it could be chosen over a British-built vehicle, such as the XJ saloon.
Mr Simon said: ?Every day, the Prime Minister and his Cabinet are chauffeured to their high profile engagements in Jaguars, cars which are now produced only at the Castle Bromwich plant.
?This is a fantastic advertisement for Erdington, as it showcases some of our finest products constructed by local people.
?I am currently campaigning to ensure this arrangement continues; it would be a travesty to see senior Government officials travelling in foreign cars, when Erdington produces top of the range vehicles.?
He added: ?Ministers should be driving British cars, and the top Ministers should be in Jaguars.?