The Nissan Qashqai is now the highest-volume car made in Britain and has been a massive success for the Japanese car manufacturer.
The new model will have a more slick design, more interior space and will have electrified powertrains for the first time.
The car manufacturer also announced more support for its “Nissan Skills Foundation Event” which aims to inspire the net generation to think about careers in manufacturing and engineering.
The company have vowed that every child in the north eat will be offered a place on the firm’s programme.
Alan Johnson, Nissan vice president for manufacturing in the UK, said: “Sunderland Plant is built on 35 years of manufacturing excellence, and from the skills and expertise of our world-class team comes a car for the future.