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Sep 15, 2022

On September 13, GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd. (GAC Mitsubishi) inaugurated its new R&D center in Changsha City, Hunan Province.
GAC Mitsubishi launched the R&D center construction project in October 2018 and broke ground on the center in December 2019. Covering an area of 130,000 square meters and involving a total investment of CNY 1 billion, the R&D center contains such facilities as a scientific research building, a New Energy Vehicle lab, as well as a trial production workshop.
The hardware facility of the new R&D center not only can satisfy the testing and validation demands for every phase of the company's in-house product development, but also can undertake the testing tasks from other companies or testing institutions. Moreover, the center can handle the development of Chinese localized models, jointly developed models, and self-developed refreshed models.

From a GAC Mitsubishi press release

Aug 12, 2022

On August 12, Mitsubishi Motors launched the new Xpander Cross, a crossover MPV, with a revamped, more robust design and improved driving performance at the 29th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show and started sales on August 11.
The new Xpander Cross features a refreshed front and rear design to further emphasize the robust SUV styling, as well as enhanced ride comfort and secure ride delivered by features including Active Yaw Control (AYC), which improves cornering performance by adjusting the braking force on the front wheels.
The new Xpander Cross will be built at Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (Bekasi, West Java)1 and will be rolled out sequentially to other markets centering on the ASEAN region.

Mitsubishi Motors press release

Jun 29, 2022

Reported on June 27, 2022, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is committed to make Indonesia its production and export base, the carmaker said to the Indonesian Minister of Industry at its Okazaki plant in Japan.
Mitsubishi Motors projected to export 72,000 vehicles from Indonesia in 2022, an increase of around 30,000 units compared to 2021. This increase will contribute to a trade balance surplus of IDR 7 trillion, according to the Minister.
The carmaker has also committed to adding export destination countries and granted licenses to brand holder agents (APM) in Indonesia to add 9 more countries, including Australia. Currently, Mitsubishi APM in Indonesia has shipped cars to 30 countries.
Mitsubishi Motors also revealed its plan to increase investment of IDR 11.2 trillion until 2025. Through additional investment, the carmaker targets to increase production capacity in Indonesia, from 220,000 vehicles to 250,000 vehicles. Mitsubishi will produce the Xpander Hybrid car and 2 new models, one of which will be produced in 2023.
(From an article of Republika on June 27, 2022)