Daihatsu and its longtime partner Perodua will build a 100,000-unit-a-year plant in Malaysia at a cost of RM790 million ($258.1 million). The Toyota small-car subsidiary is creating a new company with Perodua to build and operate the yet-to-be-named facility alongside the Malaysian auto maker’s 19-year-old, 200,000-unit plant in Rawang, 22 miles (35 km) north of Kuala Lumpur. “As the Malaysian government is working to develop a global competitive automotive industry in ...

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