India's Tata Motors said it will add 100 jobs at its UK-based technical center.
The new employees will boost the headcount at the automaker's European technical center in central England to 340 by 2013, Tata said on Monday.
The center is based at the University of Warwick, near Coventry, and Tata has already invested over £85 million ($135 million) in automotive r&d at the university since 2005. Tata has a team of 240 engineers and researchers working alongside Warwick Manufacturing Group at the university.
Tata, which owns the UK-based Jaguar and Land Rover brands, said it is also discussing the possibility of establishing test and development facilities at the center.
The center helped to develop Tata's Pixel City car concept and the Vista electric car, both aimed at the European market.
The four-seat Vista EV family car will start production in Coventry later this year and will be available to fleet customers in the UK from early summer. It has a range of 110 miles (177 kilometers) and a top speed of 71 mph.
The Tata Pixel concept was unveiled at the Geneva auto show earlier this month. The minicar is based on the Nano.