Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> said on Tuesday it will invest 127 million pounds ($200 million) to build a new hatchback at its Sunderland plant in Britain from 2014.
The new medium hatchback, which does not yet have a name, will create an additional 225 jobs at Nissan and 900 at component companies supplying Nissan in Britain.
The new investment is on top of $200 million Nissan said in March it would spend to build its new Invitation compact vehicle from mid-2013 in Sunderland and will take manufacturing capacity at Britain's biggest car plant beyond 550,000 vehicles a year.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Nissan Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga are due to formally announce the new investment later on Tuesday when Cameron visits Nissan's Yokohama headquarters during a trip to Japan.
(Reporting by Adrian Croft, Mohammed Abbas; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)