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Auto industry consolidation just ratcheted up

24 October 2016

Industry consolidation is much talked about in automotive circles. Just the other day, I heard the prediction - one that I first heard in the 1990s - that the global auto industry will eventually collapse to around six big players. Don't hold your breath though. It is probably true to say though that the process of consolidation or restructuring at the industry level is a pretty slow one and takes a number of forms. It is coming, but it will take time. Maybe though, we're seeing signs of acceleration.


Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance good news for both

13 May 2016

Nissan Motor confirmed this week that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, in a deal worth JPY247bn (US$2.17bn).


ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

18 April 2016

Already produced in two Thai plants and from next year, in Indonesia as well, the Pajero Sport is becoming an increasingly important model for Mitsubishi’s global SUV line-up.


ANALYSIS - 2016 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

26 February 2016

In the UK, Mitsubishi is effectively an SUV specialist, best known for the Shogun SUV, and more recently, for the highly successful Outlander plug-in hybrid. In a few markets, however, this is a mainstream brand. In Australia, the aged Lancer sells surprisingly well but the real local success story is the Triton, a pick-up that doubles as a family car.

Latest interviews


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


INTERVIEW: PCMA-Rus Jean-Christophe Marchal

12 April 2013

PCMA-Rus is a joint venture between PSA Peugeot Citroen (70%) and Mitsubishi Motors (30%) in the Kaluga region of Russia, some 100 miles south west of the capital. PCMA-Rus general manager, Jean-Christophe Marchal, spoke to Simon Warburton at this week's Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow.


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.

Latest news


Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Toyota Motor Europe has announced. SsangYong will also have a concept at the show: a 4.7m long seven-seat SUV.


Mitsubishi Philippines begins Mirage G4 production

20 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that production of the Mirage G4 (Philippine market name; Attrage in some other markets) has started at the vehicle assembly plant of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC).


Mitsubishi names new SUV ahead of Geneva debut

15 February 2017

Continuing a pre-Geneva show news drip feed, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it would be returning to its sporting heritage by deciding to name its new compact SUV Eclipse Cross.


Renault-Nissan unveils 2016 global sales of 10m

8 February 2017

Renault-Nissan has posted increased 2016 sales of 9.96m vehicles with the Alliance now representing one in nine global cars sold and 425,000 EVs.


just-auto Plus only MMNA sales up 3.1% January 2017

6 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) reported January 2017 sales of 6,457 an increase of 3.1% over January 2016. Outlander Sport remained the volume leader with 1,990 vehicles sold, while Outlander continued to be the brand's fastest growing model with...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico January 2017 sales up 15%

2 February 2017

FCA Mexico reported January sales of 9,612 units, up 15% versus 2016; best January since 2009. “We started 2017 on the right path," said Bruno Cattori, president and CEO of FCA Mexico. "Our Chrysler Pacifica was named North American Utility...


Mitsubishi Motors reports Q3 profits plunge

31 January 2017

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has reported large year-on-year falls to Q3 operating profit and net income as it faced market headwinds and lower sales related to its fuel economy scandal.


Will new Mitsubishi SUV be called the Eclipse?

24 January 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch its new compact SUV at the Geneva show in March.


Mitsubishi Motors Europe sales dip 7% in 2016

16 January 2017

Mitsubishi Motors sales in the 34 countries it calls Europe fell 7% year on year to 162,495 in 2016, a reasonable decrease "as planned", according to the automaker.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US 2016 sales up 1%

6 January 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA), on 4 January, 2017, reported December 2016 sales of 7,383. Total sales recorded for 2016 were 96,267 up 1% over 2015, marking the fourth consecutive year of annual sales growth for the brand. Mitsubishi's three-row...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico December 2016 sales up 20%

5 January 2017

FCA Mexico set a new sales record, best sales month since 2007, with 14,226 units, up 20% versus 2015. “We closed 2016 with positive sales momentum, our best sales since 2007 as the launch of new vehicles reinforce our competitiveness in key...


just-auto Plus only MFTBC announces top management changes

4 January 2017

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, announced its important personnel changes in the board of management and head of operations. Dr. Albert Kirchmann, hitherto chairman of the...


just-auto Plus only New Mitsubishi Pajero earns ASEAN NCAP five stars

21 December 2016

ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme in Southeast Asian region) is the organisation to evaluate on safety performances for the new car. Mitsubishi New Pajero Sport with ASC and SBR sold in Thailand market earned the highest 5-star rating in Adult Occupancy...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to standardise EV/hybrid

15 December 2016

Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi are to standardise their electric and hybrid vehicle technology, according to local reports in Japan quoting Carlos Ghosn - chairman and CEO of both Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi 2017 Outlander earns IIHS TSP+ rating

8 December 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) on 8 December 2016 announced that the 2017 Outlander seven-passenger crossover has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ recipient for the fourth year in a row when equipped with optional Touring Package. The Insurance...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi US sales up 1.8% in November 2016

5 December 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) on 1 December 2016 reported November 2016 sales of 6,896 up 1.8%from November of 2015. This was the best November for the brand since 2007 with Outlander Sport and Outlander leading the charge. Sales for the year remain...


Mitsubishi Motors announces executive changes

28 November 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced changes to its executive roster including new board member nominations which include several top Nissan Motor executives.


Mitsubishi Philippines awards supplier certificate

24 November 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) has held a ceremony with local suppliers who will take major role in the local production of the Mirage and the Mirage G4 models, beginning on January 2017 as part of its Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Programme.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Fuso re-enters Uruguay

18 November 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), has re-entered the Uruguayan market with...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sales up 1% in October 2016

2 November 2016

FCA México, on 1 November, 2016, reported sales of 8,648 units, an increase of 1% versus 2015. “Last month, we unveiled the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, both changed their exterior appearance and offer more...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors H1 2016 global sales down 16%

31 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) on 28 October 2016 announced its sales and financial results for the first half of the 2016 fiscal year (FY) ending 31 March 2017 along with a full-year forecast revision. 1. Performance overview MMC posted consolidated...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors appoints new COO

28 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announces the appointment of Mr. Trevor Mann as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. Mann is currently chief performance officer of Nissan Motor Co. and will assume office on 1 November 2016.


just-auto Plus only MMC announces personnel changes

21 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (“MMC”) hereby announces as follows that it passed resolutions at the board of directors meeting held on 20 October 2016, concerning personnel change. Particulars: Personnel Change Carlos Ghosn New position -...


Ghosn targets big synergies in MMC deal

20 October 2016

Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn – now confirmed as the new chair of Mitsubishi – is targeting annual synergy benefits of up to 60 billion yen a year as Nissan completes a deal to take a controlling stake of 34% in the struggling automaker, which will be added to the Renault-Nissan Alliance.


Mitsubishi forecasts larger full year losses

19 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has warned it expects a larger loss for fiscal year 2016/2017 than previously forecast.


Carlos Ghosn to chair Mitsubishi Motors - reports

19 October 2016

On the face of it, he is already a pretty busy guy, but Renault, Nissan and Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn is set to add a new responsibility to his bulging work portfolio. Reports say that he is set to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC).


Mitsubishi restructures Indonesian distributor

13 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors is restructuring its sales operations in Indonesia.


Mitsubishi upbeat about Thai pickup prospects

7 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand expects the recovery in the domestic pickup truck market to strengthen in the fourth quarter of 2016, marking the end of a three-year decline.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Japan sells 5,000 units in August 2016

5 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors announced production, sales and export figures for August 2016 Production Domestic production: August 2016 - 31,470 units; YoY - 83.7%; FY April-August 2016 - 172,788 units; YoY - 74.2%; January-August 2016 - 364,005 units; YoY -...

Mitsubishi Motors news

Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & TME concepts

20 February 2017

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Gene...


Mitsubishi Philippines begins Mirage G4 production

20 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that production of the Mirage G4 (Philippine ma...


Mitsubishi names new SUV ahead of Geneva debut

15 February 2017

Continuing a pre-Geneva show news drip feed, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it would be...


Renault-Nissan unveils 2016 global sales of 10m

8 February 2017

Renault-Nissan has posted increased 2016 sales of 9.96m vehicles with the Alliance now representi...


just-auto Plus only MMNA sales up 3.1% January 2017

6 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) reported January 2017 sales of 6,457 an increase of 3.1%...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico January 2017 sales up 15%

2 February 2017

FCA Mexico reported January sales of 9,612 units, up 15% versus 2016; best January since 2009....



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