More than 1,000 jobs are safe at Nissan's Sunderland plant after the company unveiled a new model.
The Qazana, a supermini sized SUV, was recently unveiled to workers at the site where it will be built from 2010, reports Sky News.
The decision secures 1,100 jobs at the plant and a further 2,000 in the supply chain.
It will come as a welcome relief to employees after the carmaker shed 1,200 people, 400 of which were on temporary contracts, from the plant in January.
Nissan is investing 57m to bring the Qazana to Sunderland.