TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Chairman Tomio Kubo said today his company may begin joint auto production with Chrysler in the United States after 1984.
Kubo said the Japanese auto firm will extend technical cooperation to the U.S. firm in production and quality control sectors.
Mitsubishi is expected to set up its own sales network of Mitsubishi vehicles in the United States. Kubo said this is 'just the first step.'
The second step involves technical cooperation, the third joint auto production, and the fourth Mitsubishi's capital participation in the ailing American automaker, Kubo told a news conference at a Tokyo hotel.
The Mitsubishi chairman said teams of Chrysler officials will visit Japan to make an inspection tour of Mitsubishi factories later this year.