Isuzu Motors Ltd. plans to begin producing SUVs in Thailand next spring, reports the Nihon Keizai Shimbun business daily. Isuzu’s underutilized assembly plant in Thailand currently makes pickups. The excess capacity will be used to produce 10,000 to 20,000 SUVs annually, reports say. In 2002, the factory reportedly made 90,000 pickups. Annual capacity is 155,000 units per year.

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