We don't know about you, but Jeff D'Ambrosio Mitsubishi counts it important to know where the new Mitsubishi models on our lot are coming from. Conversely, we also find it useful to be aware of where our vehicles are not coming from. In other words, which Mitsubishi factories are ending production.
Most recently, Mitsubishi officials have announced that the automaker will no longer produce the Mitsubishi Outlander and Colt at its Netherlands plant. Known as "NedCar," the facility in the southern city of Born has been operating at only half capacity for some time now. Taking this, along with a relatively unstable automotive operating environment, into consideration, Mitsubishi has deemed it wisest to take production elsewhere. Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi Motors President, explains, "Further investment to continue production at NedCar would not be economically feasible."1
Now, we know you're probably wondering, Where will the Colt and Outlander head next? Well, Jeff D'Ambrosio Mitsubishi can't say for sure. However, company officials have let it slip that they will be focusing operations on emerging markets such as Thailand and Indonesia. In fact, Mitsubishi already broke ground on a brand-new facility in Indonesia at the beginning of this year.
While our favorite automaker has decided it's no longer in the company's best interest to continue Netherlands production, it has promised not to leave NedCar in the dust. Mitsubishi has promised to do all in its power to find a third-party replacement to start operations at NedCar and keep the factories workers employed.
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