PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudh Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) is currently marketing the New Colt L300 which is entirely imported from the Philippines. But MMKSI did not want to take much time to bring this car from the neighboring country, they also claimed that they are ready to produce this legendary pickup in Indonesia themselves.
As stated by MMKSI President Director, Naoya Nakamura, the current import of the New Colt L300 from the Philippines is only a temporary solution. MMKSI PT Krama War Indonesia (MMKI) through Mitsubishi Motors is set to produce the car itself next year.
Naoya in Bekasi said, “With respect to production in the Philippines and competitors in Indonesia. This is only a temporary solution and the duration will be very short. It is expected that at the beginning of MMKI next year our factory will produce another L300.” /7/2022).
Naoya also emphasized that the import of the New Colt L300 will not affect the waiting period (axle) of the consumers nor will the price of the pickup be too expensive.
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“It has been confirmed that this situation has no impact on consumers. Both in terms of pivot timing and price,” Nakamura said.
For information, New Colt L300 is sold in 2 variants and prices, namely New Colt L300 Cabin Chassis priced at IDR 213,650,000 and New Colt L300 Pik-Up Flat Deck at IDR 218,650,000 (on road in Jakarta).
The new Colt L300 comes with a cargo size of 8% wider, or 200 mm to 2,630 mm longer, and is claimed to be superior and can benefit entrepreneurs in terms of capacity.
On the engine side, the car is equipped with a new 2.268 cc diesel engine with 4N14 – DOHC 4 cylinder inline, direct injection, intercooler common rail turbocharger model.
This engine is capable of producing 99.25 PS/3,500 rpm and 200 Nm/1,000–3,500 rpm of torque, which is about 40% higher than the previous model and supports more payload and with more traction. The machine has also passed Euro 4.