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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


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 -...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi North America September sales down 4.8%

4 October 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America on 3 October 2016, reported September 2016 sales of 7,191 down 4.8% from September of 2015. Sales for the year remain up at 1.5% over the previous year. i-MiEV: September 2016 - 17 units; September 2015 - 3 units; YTD 2016 -...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico September 2016 sales up 2%

4 October 2016

FCA México, on 3 October, 2016 reported sales of 8,581 units, an increase of 2% versus 2015; best September since 2009. “Our new sales record is based on our wide-range product portfolio. For 19 consecutive months, our Ram 700 has maintained...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches new heavy-duty truck in Kenya

13 September 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 launched the highest powered...


just-auto Plus only MMC appoints new chief information officer

6 September 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces the appointment of Masao Kuruma as chief information officer (CIO) and executive officer. Kuruma is currently executive officer of Sony Corporate Services (Japan) and will assume office on 1 October, the same day...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US August 2016 sales down 11.5%

5 September 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA), on 1 September, reported August 2016 sales of 7,336 down 11.5% from August of 2015. Model-wise August 2016 sales i-MiEV: August 2016 - 25 units; August 2015 - 6 units; YTD 2016 - 65 units; YTD 2015 - 90...


More Mitsubishi models with inflated fuel claims

2 September 2016

The Japanese government has ordered the suspension of sales of eight additional Mitsubishi Motors models in the country due to inflated fuel-efficiency claims, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sells 7,812 units in August 2016

2 September 2016

FCA México on 1 September, 2016, reported sales of 7,812 units. “Our latest addition to the Dodge lineup, the Dodge Neon, has performed well among customers who are looking for exciting and innovative vehicles. The new E-Torque engine generation,...


just-auto Plus only MMC Japan sells 6,364 units in July 2016

31 August 2016

Mitsubishi Motors, on 30 August, 2016, announced production, sales and export figures for July 2016. Production Domestic production: June 2016 - 41,397 units; YoY - 74.7 %; FY 2016 (April-July) - 141,318 units; YoY - 72.4%; YTD 2016 - 332,535 units; YoY -...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi starts Outlander production in China

30 August 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that Chinese joint-venture partner GAC Mitsubishi Motors (GMMC), started production of the Outlander SUV model on 29 August 2016. After being established in September 2012, GMMC started production of the ASX and...


just-auto Plus only MMC aids Australian government low emission rules

25 August 2016

Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC) has confirmed its support of plans announced by the government of South Australia to increase its fleet of low emissions vehicles by 30% as the state transitions to a low carbon economy. The government of SA is considering...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi North America recalls Outlander/Lancer

22 August 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V563000 Component(s): Power train Potential number of units affected: 82,436 units Summary: Mitsubishi Motors North America, is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles and 2016 Outlander and Lancer...


Thai oil company and automakers to promote EVs

16 August 2016

Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc has signed a collaboration agreement with six automakers to help develop the country’s nascent electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle market.


2016 JAKARTA SHOW: World premieres

12 August 2016

There were global debuts from Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Toyota at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi North America sells 7,890 units in July

3 August 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America on 2 August 2016, reported July 2016 sales of 7,890, up slightly from July of last year. Mitsubishi's family of CUVs, the Outlander Sport and Outlander, led the way with total sales of 5,497, up 10% over July...

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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 u...


Mitsubishi Motors announces executive changes

28 November 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced changes to its executive roster including new b...


Mitsubishi Philippines awards supplier certificate

24 November 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) has held a ceremony with local suppliers who will take major...


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...


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 2...


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...



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