Following £100m of investment Nissan will start production of the new Juke at the Sunderland plant next week.
Nissan has plans to build the Qashqai at Wearside however, the Japanese car maker could change their mind if the UK leaves the EU with a no-deal Brexit.
European chairman Gianluca de Ficchy said, “The new Juke represents a further £100 million investment in our Sunderland plant and is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK for European customers.
“Thirty-five years ago, Nissan decided to create a plant in the UK to serve our European markets.
“Ten million vehicles later, Sunderland is the biggest UK car plant in history and the all-new Juke is the most connected Nissan car.
“With more than 35,000 jobs supported by Nissan in the UK, I would like to thank our experienced and skilled teams in Paddington, Cranfield and Sunderland, and our wider supply base, for their efforts in bringing this all-new model to life.”