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Isuzu quarterly profit jumps 30% on Southeast Asian sales

Truck maker enhances margins in Japan by curbing discounts

Isuzu's SUVs and pickup trucks on display at the Bangkok International Motor Show in March. (Photo by Hiroshi Kotani)

TOKYO -- Isuzu Motors likely lifted operating profit about 30% on the year to roughly 50 billion yen ($446 million) for the April-June quarter, thanks to strong truck sales in Southeast Asia and reduced discounts in Japan.

Revenue for the first quarter looks to rise about 10% to 500 billion yen.

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