More than £420million will be invested in building a new-generation all-electric vehicle, which is yet to be named.
Nissan had previously warned its Sunderland site ‘will not be sustainable’ if there was no Brexit deal, as excessive customs checks on overseas supplies risked slowing production right down.
It is the biggest plant in the UK, employing 6,000 workers and supporting up to 24,000 in the supply chain.
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