Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has fallen hard since its U.S. business peaked at 354,111 vehicles sold in 2002. In 2009, sales tumbled 45 percent, amid a 21 percent industrywide slide, to 53,986.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors North America, in an effort to rekindle its image as a technologically innovative brand — and generate a bunch of buzz in the process — on Thursday announced what it claims is the first online test drive of its kind.Read more
Smaller, not sportier.
Don’t confuse the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with the Mitsubishi Outlander. They share a name, but these two vehicles are distinctly different. If you’re familiar with Land Rover’s Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, Mitsubishi’s naming scheme might make sense. The Outlander Sport isn’t necessarily sportier than it’s bigger, older brother. Rather, it’s a significantly smaller vehicle that competes in an entirely different segment. With two rows of seats, available all-wheel drive, and a frugal four-cylinder, the Outlander Sport is entering the crowded compact crossover market as a serious latecomer.
Fancy a test drive of Mitsubishi’s new 2011 Outlander Sport (RVR in Canada)? Mitsubishi will be glad to oblige and all you’ll have to do is sit comfortably at home in front of your computer and remotely control the vehicle on a closed course.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors said it has started production of its European-spec i-MiEV electric vehicle – along with the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO variants – at its Mizushima plant in Japan.Read more
Hindustan Motors, which still makes the Morris Oxford-based Ambassador and assembles Mitsubishi vehicles, is in talks with foreign automakers for more contract manufacturing at its Chennai plant, managing director Manoj Jha said.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors has denied it plans to develop batteries with LG Chem Ltd, as claimed by the Nikkei business daily.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. on Monday said it had no plans to develop batteries with South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd., denying a report in the Nikkei business daily a day earlier. “The report is based on speculation.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will jointly develop a lithium-ion battery system with Korea’s LG Chem, Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.Read more
In News Brake: Peugeot sets electric records with a Paris concept car, Mitsubishi says yes to the U.S., and we take a closer look at the 2011 Buick Regal . . . But Wait, There’s More!Read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko says the company won’t pull out of the U.S. market and that his personal mid-range sales target is 200,000 units a year, or roughly four times today’s level of 50,000.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. CEO Osamu Masuko says the company won’t pull out of the U.S. market and that his personal mid-range sales target is 200,000 units a year, or roughly four times today’s level of 50,000.Read more
Hyundai/Kia continues its new-product onslaught with new Sonata variants, a redesigned sportage, and the ultraluxurious Equus.
Hyundai/Kia continues its new-product onslaught with new Sonata variants, a redesigned sportage, and the ultraluxurious Equus. The stunning Lexus LFA supercar, which finally arrives in December, seems like it comes from another era, while the Nissan Leaf will try to face down the Chevy Volt to be the car of the future. Honda’s CR-Z puts a new spin on an old idea, while the battle in the battle in the ‘burbs heats up as a new odyssey engages the Toyota Sienna.
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Mitsubishi Motors wants to increase its stakes in two Chinese vehicle assembly joint ventures but local partners will determine by how much.Read more
Production of the Citroën C-Crosser, Peugeot 4007 and Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs has started at the PSA Peugeot Citroën (PSA) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) joint venture plant PCMA Rus in Kaluga, 180km southwest of Moscow.Read more
Arcade or Simulation? That choice is often presented to gamers on their favourite xBox and Playstation racing titles before the selected race loads. The choice will give aspiring drivers either instant gratification and pre-programmed fun, or a learning-intensive but potentially more rewarding racing experience.Read more
Since its launch in the summer of 2006, the Nissan Versa has been a popular choice in Canada. The subcompact category was lukewarm a few years ago, but things are heating up now that the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 have been delivered into their respective showrooms. Expect the Mitsubishi Colt and VW Polo to follow, although neither one have been officially announced yet.Read more
COPY EDITOR CYNTHIA L. OROSCO: I had the Outlander for the three-day weekend that encompassed the second of my two bridal showers.Read more
Peugeot’s UK unit will offer the Mitsubishi-built iOn electric car on a four-year renewable lease contract priced from GBP415 a month before tax.Read more
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s top supply chain executive in the United States has retired, and the automaker has no plans to hire a replacement.Read more