Mitsubishi has announced that it will assemble the Minicab-MiEV electric commercial Kei car in Indonesia starting in 2024, marking the first time this particular model goes into production in a country other than Japan. 

The Minicab-MiEV was first produced in Japan back to 2011, making it a 12-year-old design that goes into production as a brand-new vehicle in a facility that’s capable of making up to 220,000 units per year and employs about 3,300 people. 

The design was created more than a decade ago and it included an electric powertrain that debuted almost 15 years ago. The car is perfect for small businesses that wish to do short trip deliveries in congested towns. 

The Minicab-MiEV has a single electric motor that makes 30 kilowatts (40 horsepower) and 145 pound-feet (196 Newton-meters) of torque, and customers have two battery options to choose from: a 10.5 kilowatt-hours pack that offers up to 62 miles (100 kilometers) of range and a 16 kWh unit that can provide up to 93 miles (150 km) of range. Everything has been fitted under the floor of the van, so the cargo capacity hasn’t been altered in any way. 

The Mitsubishi Minicab-MiEV will be assembled at PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (MMKI), where the Japanese marque currently makes the Pajero Sport, Xpander, and Xpander Cross.