Isuzu to produce electric pickups in Thailand


By Jim Gibbins - 28th February 2024

Isuzu to produce electric pickups in Thailand

Isuzu D-Max pickup truck

Thailand / Japan - Isuzu Motors Ltd, headquartered in Yokohama in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, has agreed to invest THB32bn (USD900m) in its Thai operations over the next five years as it looks to step up its transition to zero-emission vehicles, according to local reports citing a company official.

The Japanese truck-maker plans to build a production line for battery-powered versions of its D-Max pickup truck in Thailand, with commercial production scheduled to begin in 2025. The company had previously confirmed the model would initially be sold in Europe but will have been encouraged by strong growth in demand for battery-powered vehicles in some key markets in Asia in the last two years.

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