Potential buyers of new Japanese vehicles won’t be adversely affected by the Japanese crisis because most of these vehicles are shipped from plants outside Japan, sources from the industry said in Colombo.
According to United Motors Assistant General Manager Manohara Dissanayake, their vehicles (Mitsubishi) come from the parent company’s production plant in India. “There will however be a delay of about 2-3 weeks as production plans have to come from the parent company,” he said.
Other sources said most of the major Japanese brands are produced in plants in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and India and vehicles shipped from there.
In relation to other impacts from the Japan crisis, rubber traders said the market had recovered after falling on Monday while money dealers said the Yen also recovered similarly.