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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


Mitsubishi Motors largest Thai vehicle exporter

26 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors claimed to have outpaced other large international car makers to become the top automotive exporter in Thailand - for the first time - with export volume of 309,915 units for the fiscal year to 31 March, 2017.


Mitsubishi inaugurates new plant in Indonesia

25 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Indonesia that will employ 3,000 workers and produce 160,000 units a year at full capacity.


Ghosn rules out Nissan-MMC merger

25 April 2017

Carlos Ghosn has said that he wants Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) to reform and dampened speculation over a an eventual full merger between MMC and Alliance partner Nissan, which has a controlling 34% stake in the poor performing company.


MMC plans engine plant in China

24 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is planning a new plant in China to supply engines for locally built Outlander sport utility vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors transfers RVR production

19 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced on 18 April 2017 that it has decided to transfer production of the RVR (or ASX / Outlander Sport in some markets) compact SUV from its Okazaki Plant to Mizushima Plant, effectively from the end of this...


just-auto Plus only MMNA recalls 2016 Outlander vehicles

18 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V233000 Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America Components: Latches/Locks/Linkages Potential number of units affected: 35,674 Summary Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) is recalling certain 2016 Outlander and...


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


Daimler says Q1 2017 EBIT "above expectations"

12 April 2017

Daimler said it had achieved a group EBIT for the first quarter 2017 that was "significantly above market expectations".


just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan Alliance joins ITF organisation

6 April 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has joined the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF) to work with the organisation on projects and issues regarding transport policy, shared mobility, electric vehicles, future automotive technology...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi North America sales grew 6.2% in March

4 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported March 2017 sales of 11,766 an increase of 6.2% over March 2016. With a strong final month, Mitsubishi’s fiscal year 2016 sales closed with over 100,000 sales for the first time since 2007. Leading the way...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico March 2017 sales up 6%

4 April 2017

FCA México reported March sales of 8,436 units, up 6% versus 2016. In the first quarter, FCA México recorded a sales increase of 10% over last year. “In order to broaden the Alfa Romeo lineup, we launched the Alfa Romeo Giulia last...


Mitsubishi building new engine plant in China

31 March 2017

GAC Mitsubishi Motors this week started building a new engine plant in Changsha in the central Chinese province of Hunan, according to local reports.


Toyota and others recall more Takata airbag cars

30 March 2017

Toyota and other automakers are recalling around 2.9m vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions as part of the wider Takata inflator-related recall ordered last year.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Japan sales up 70.6% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for February 2017 Production Domestic Production: February 2017 - 55,124 units; YoY - 87.8% FY 2016 - 468,473 units; YoY - 80.6% CY 2017 - 104,672 units; YoY - 87.6% Overseas Production:...


PCMA Rus uses domestic expertise for components

28 March 2017

PCMA Rus says it is looking to existing suppliers in Russia to ensure competitiveness as manufacturers seek to take advantage of the ruble depreciation.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Japan announces senior management changes

15 March 2017

Nissan Motor on 14 March 2017 announced senior management appointments, effective 1 April. The changes cover the positions of Executive Committee members, senior vice presidents (SVP), corporate vice presidents (CVP) and vice presidents (VP). Executive...


Nissan names more of its own to top MMC roles

14 March 2017

Nissan Motor's increasing influence over the running of Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is evident in a management reshuffle which will place six Nissan executives - three of them 'foreigners' - in a variety of roles at the new alliance partner.


Renault-Nissan Alliance forms new LCV unit

14 March 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand sales in the growing segment worldwide.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only MMNA February 2017 sales surge 38.8%

2 March 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported February 2017 sales of 10,924 an increase of 38.8%over February 2016. Mitsubishi's flagship CUV lead the way with total sales of 3,665, an increase of 72.8%over last year and the best February sales month in...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sales surge 9% in February 2017

2 March 2017

FCA México reported February sales of 8,059 units, up 9% versus 2016; best February since 2010. “In order to continue offering one of the most complete product portfolios in the automotive industry, last month we incorporated a new vehicle into...


Mitsubishi reveals more of Eclipse Cross SUV

28 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motor's drip-feed of information about its new Eclipse Cross compact SUV has now extended to a decent image and some detail specifications ahead of the model's world debut at the Geneva show next month.


Mitsubishi Motors EV tech MOU with Philippines

28 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for a joint study into environmental load reduction using the electric-powered technology employed in the automaker's i-MiEV  EV and Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid EV models.


Mitsubishi eyes Philippines output of 40,000 cars

27 February 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it held a production launch ceremony today (27 February) for the Mirage G4 compact sedan (Attrage in some markets) at the Malacañang Palace, the official residence and workplace of the president of the Philippines, in Manila.


just-auto Plus only Carlos Ghosn steps aside from Nissan

23 February 2017

At the recommendation of chairman of the Board and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of 1 April 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of chief executive officer. Mr. Ghosn will continue to serve as...


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 news

Mitsubishi Motors largest Thai vehicle exporter

26 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) claimed to have outpaced other large international car makers to become t...


Mitsubishi inaugurates new plant in Indonesia

25 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Indonesia that w...


Ghosn rules out Nissan-MMC merger

25 April 2017

Carlos Ghosn has said that he wants Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) to reform and dampened sp...


MMC plans engine plant in China

24 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is planning a new plant in China to supply engines for locally built Outl...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors transfers RVR production

19 April 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced on 18 April 2017 that it has decided to transfer pr...


just-auto Plus only MMNA recalls 2016 Outlander vehicles

18 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V233000 Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Motors North America Components: Latc...



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