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Suzuki Motor Corp., the nation’s second-largest minicar maker, said Tuesday it will almost double spending on a factory it is building in Shizuoka Prefecture as it adds diesel engine production and buys more land.

The carmaker will spend ¥187.9 billion on the factory, compared with an earlier investment plan of ¥96 billion, spokesman Shigeyuki Yamamura said. Construction of the plant was first announced in August.

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