Monday, March 16, 2020

Mitsubishi Boosts Production Output at Indonesia Plant to Due Xpander Cross Demand


Mitsubishi has high hopes for its Xpander MPV that it is expanding the production volume at its Bekasi, Indonesia manufacturing facility for a second time.

In 2018, the Japanese carmaker already boosted the annual production capacity from 100,000 to 120,000 to ensure shorter waiting times. This number has since grown to 220,000 units per year as it foresees strong demand for the SUV derivative, the Xpander Cross. Out of this number, around 100,000 will be exported to other ASEAN countries, including the Philippines.

Across two markets where it’s currently sold, Mitubishi has managed to sell 250,000 Xpander units cumulatively.

In the Philippines, the Xpander sold a total of 13,494 units during its first year. This has then grown cumulatively to 36,168 units making it the best-selling MPV in its category. Furthermore, it contributes 30 percent of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’s current sales.

The new Xpander Cross will provide new values for wider range of global customers centering ASEAN where style, ruggedness and practicality are in high demand says Mitsubishi.

“The Xpander is a very important nameplate to MMPC as it fits many of the vehicle requirements of Filipinos. It provides the reliable performance, spacious and comfortable interior, host of safety features and a very bold design. Now with the entry of the Xpander Cross, its added features, we see renewed potential to the already successful Xpander nameplate.” Said by MMPC President and CEO Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri.

The Xpander Cross is now available at all authorized Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide with a suggested retail price of P 1.255-million.

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