Mitsubishi to begin exporting Philippines-made vehicles this year

Jan 11, 2019 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
The Mitsubishi Mirage and L300 will be exported in ASEAN region.

This year, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) could be the first vehicle exporter in the Philippines.

In late 2018, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) requested Mitsubishi to start exporting Mitsubishi cars built in the Philippines to be exported out of the shores and MMC agreed.

According to DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, this is one of the moves that will help bring the Philippines into a global production hub for vehicles once again. Subsequently, the Philippine-assembled Mirage G4 and Mirage will be exported in the ASEAN region in 2019.

Philippine-assembled Mitsubishi Mirage G4

The Philippine-assembled Mirage G4 and Mirage will be exported in the ASEAN region in 2019

At present, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 (sedan) and Mirage hatchback are built under the CARS (Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy) program. Besides, the Mitsubishi L300 will also be exported in neighboring countries in ASEAN.

In addition to vehicle production, MMC also intended to work with the Philippine government for developing electric vehicles in the Philippines. Along with its Alliance partners Renault and Nissan, Mitsubishi has been making a considerable investment in our country.

Mitsubishi L300 in Mitsubishi facility

The Mitsubishi L300 will also be exported in neighboring countries in ASEAN

In July 2018, the Alliance launched their joint staff center in a facility of MMPC located in Santa Rosa, Laguna. The facility is expected to train 200 Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan trainees per day for customer service and relations, besides vehicle repairs and servicing.

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