Mitsubishi ups Indonesia investment, Xpander Hybrid and Outlander PHEV coming soon

Eric · Mar 16, 2021 03:32 PM

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Following a recent announcement by Toyota, fellow Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors has also announced that they are committed to investing in Indonesia.

Also Read: Indonesia set to receive 10 new EVs from Toyota, including Innova Hybrid

According to CNN Indonesia, Mitsubishi will be investing IDR 11.2 trillion (~RM 3.2 billion) until 2025. Indonesia’s Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang told CNN Indonesia that the money will be used to increase Mitsubishi’s Cikarang manufacturing plant capacity from 220,000 to 250,000 units.

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On top of increasing plant output capacity, the investment money will also be used to develop the Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid and next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

The Xpander is currently powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that does 105 PS and 141 Nm.

Also Read: More Mitsubishi hybrids planned for ASEAN, Xpander Hybrid by 2023

As for the Outlander PHEV, the current-generation model is assembled in Thailand for its domestic market. The same model that is sold in Indonesia and Philippines are imported from Japan.

Also Read: 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV begins Thai production with RM 400 mil investme

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Thailand-spec Outlander PHEV pictured

Seeing that Mitsubishi recently unveiled the all-new Outlander, it is only a matter of time being the Indonesian plant begins manufacturing and exports of the Outlander PHEV. 

Also Read: Great looks, new features: All-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander makes global debut!

Indonesian-assembled Mitsubishis will also be exported to more countries, up from the current 30 counties to 39 countries.

Eric

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