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Mitsubishi Motors to close SUV plant in Japan by 2023 to cut capacity

Pajero factory move comes amid slumping sales due to novel coronavirus pandemic

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors has started making the final arrangements for the closure of a car plant of subsidiary Pajero Manufacturing within three years, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, Nikkei has learned.

The Pajero Manufacturing plant, which is based in the Gifu Prefecture town of Sakahogi, has produced cars such as the Pajero sports utility vehicle, but its output rate has been mired in the doldrums due to slumping sales.

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