Japan Daihatsu expects 20 pct rise in 2006 output


TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Daihatsu Motor Co. , the minivehicle arm of Toyota Motor Corp. , said on Monday it planned to produce 1.398 million vehicles globally next year, up 19.8 percent from 2005. Daihatsu, Japan's second-biggest maker of 660cc minivehicles after Suzuki Motor Corp. , forecast a 17.3 percent growth in overseas output to 332,000 units, and a 20.6 percent jump in domestic production to 1.066 million vehicles. The numbers include vehicles built by Daihatsu for the ...

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