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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 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 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...

Mitsubishi Motors news

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 ch...


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...


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 i...


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 mode...


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...


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...



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