Mitsubishi Xpander will be produced in Vietnam

Mitsubishi to begin producing the Xpander in Vietnam in 2020

Mitsubishi has announced on September 12 that it will begin producing the Xpander crossover multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) at its production site in Vietnam in 2020. On the same day, the company held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mitsubishi Motors Vietnam (MMV).

MMV is currently engaged in knockdown production of the Outlander and is planning to expand its production capacity in line with the start of production of the Xpander. The Xpander was released to the Vietnam market in October 2018 and with its key contribution, MMV sold a total of 14,000 units within fiscal year 2018, doubling its total sales from the year before. Its sales is maintaining strong in this fiscal year.

Mitsubishi went into business in Vietnam when the country's automotive industry began taking shape in 1994, partnering with Vietnamese partners to establish the production and sales company that preceded MMV in order to contribute to the development of Vietnam's economy. Along with the automotive market growth in Vietnam, MMV became one of the key enterprises supporting MMC's growth strategy in ASEAN.

"We will strive for this new effort here in Vietnam, which is to produce high quality cars and satisfy more customers in Vietnam" said Osamu Masuko, chairman of Mitsubishi. "I am confident that this challenge will set our business in Vietnam with continuous growth while facilitating growth in the country's automotive market and regional economy in terms of employment, human resources development, investment, and technology transfer."

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