An extra export order from the United States will see Mitsubishi Motors Australia (MMAL) hiring up to 300 more workers by the end of the year for its Adelaide, South Australia manufacturing plants.

Mitsubishi America recently ordered an additional 5,500 Diamante sedans worth $A225 million ($US114 million) for delivery this year.

MMAL is forecasting export earnings of about $A700 million ($US354 million) in 2001.


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