Daihatsu will build a 600 million ringgit ($186.7 million) engine plant in Malaysia with an annual capacity of 140,000 units. Construction of the plant in Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan, 30 miles (48 km) south of Kuala Lumpur, is expected to begin in September this year with operations due to begin in mid-2016. It will be operated by a new joint-venture company, with Toyota subsidiary Daihatsu holding 51% and local automaker Perodua 49%. “This new investment is part and parcel of our ...

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