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Mitsubishi Motors plans $35 million boost to Indonesia output capacity

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Wedit will spend ¥4 billion ($35 million) to ramp up production capacity at a plant in Indonesia to meet solid demand for its recently launched multipurpose vehicle.

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The Japanese carmaker will boost production capacity at a plant in Bekasi — on the eastern border of the capital, Jakarta — to 220,000 vehicles by March 2021 from the current 160,000 to boost shipments of its seven-seater Xpander MPV for the Indonesian and other Southeast Asian markets.

The plan to lift the output capacity will create 800 new jobs at the plant, which currently hires 3,300 people, the company said in a release.

Japanese carmakers expect auto demand in Southeast Asian markets to rise sharply following a surge in sales in China and India. Mitsubishi Motors is strengthening its product lineup there as the region is already the key growth driver for the company.

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