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Renault plants to build new vans for Nissan, Mitsubishi

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Renault plants to build new vans for Nissan, Mitsubishi

Renault plants to build new vans for Nissan, Mitsubishi
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PHILIPPE WOJAZER(Reuters)
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MAUBEUGE, France (Reuters) - France's Renault <RENA.PA> said it will build new Nissan and Mitsubishi vans at its domestic plants, raising investment in the country as it explores closer integration of the three-way carmaking alliance with government backing.

Renault will build a new Nissan <7201.T> NV250 delivery van at its factory in Maubeuge, northern France, on an architecture shared with its own Kangoo model, which includes an electric version, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi said on Thursday.

A larger Mitsubishi <7211.T> model will also be produced in Sandouville alongside Renault's Trafic van, the alliance said in a statement. The announcement raises Renault's investment in France this year to 1.4 million euros (1.2 million pounds), it added.

(Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Additional reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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