Mitsubishi Motors is reported to be planning to run one its Japanese plants for more days in July than was initially planned due to better than forecast sales.

Kyodo News said sales of MMC's small Colt model had been boosted by government incentives to spur the car market.

Mitsubishi would now run its Nagoya plant in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture for 27 days in July, four days more than planned initially, and two days more than in June. Nonetheless, the automaker's main car plant in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, would be halted for six days to reduce output.

Pajero Manufacturing, an MMC subsidiary which builds SUVs, would also stop production at its plant in Gifu Prefecture for seven days.

Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries, meanwhile, is boosting output after better than expected sales of its  newly redesigned Legacy. Its factory in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, will operate for two extra days next month after originally being scheduled to operate 24 days. That's five more days than the plant will operate in June.

Earlier this month, Toyota officials told just-auto production cuts had bottomed out in May after the automaker reached inventory reduction targets ahead of schedule. The automaker has since added weekend shifts at the Nagoya area plant that builds its hot-selling Prius hybrid.