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First Mitsubishi Xpander export arrives in Philippines

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 22, 2018   /   11:13 am
First Mitsubishi Xpander export arrives in Philippines President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo speaks during an Apr. 25 event that introduced the export of the Mitsubishi Xpander to the Philippines, which was held at the IPC Car Terminal in Cilincing, Jakarta. (Antara/ Aprillio Akbar)

The first shipment of the Mitsubishi Xpander from Jakarta has arrived at Bauan International Port in Batangas, the Philippines, and will be ready for delivery to customers by the end of May 2018, says a statement from the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC).

Over 3,800 prepaid orders for the Xpander cars had been received by the end of April.

“With the all-new Xpander's class-leading features and with its very competitive pricing, we are looking at the great success of this model”, said MMPC president and CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri in a statement published on the company’s website.

The Xpander MPVs departed from Jakarta on Apr. 25. Mitsubishi Corporation Indonesia previously said that it had received orders for 21,000 Xpanders from the Philippines and expected to export 30,000 vehicles to that country this year.

The Japanese carmaker also plans to export the MPVs to Thailand (6,000 cars) and Vietnam (1,000), while it will also export 1,000 cars to the African region, the Middle East (500) and South America (500).

“We thank the Filipinos for their warm market acceptance and we hope to have the same success that this model is currently reaping in Indonesia”, added Oshikiri.

He said that the newest addition to the MMPC’s extensive product lineup was expected to contribute significantly to the company’s growth. (bbn)