Renault_Kangoo_Small_Left.jpgIndonesia could gain yet another production plant, as Renault intends to set up an assembly line there for a van model that was unnamed in the report by Reuters, but examples of vans that include the Toyota Avanza and Nissan Grand Livina leads me to believe this is a MPV type of model, something quite popular in Indonesia.

I wonder why Indonesia and not Malaysia, as it’s local partner Edaran Tan Chong Motor here has a plant (Tan Chong Motor Assemblers in Segambut) and is already assembling one Renault model – the Renault Kangoo, which you could say is somewhat like a van too. Renault’s Indonesian plant is expected to have an annual capacity of between 150,000 to 200,000 units.

Of course, the plans for the plant are there, the intention is strong, but everything is not confirmed yet, as Renault has just asked the Indonesian government for alist of investment incentives, of which if are satisfactory, an agreement will be signed in September this year.