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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.


Finally, an intelligent conversation with a car

18 November 2015

Ever had a conversation like this with a 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


Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Paris motor show. The GTC4Lusso T retains the four-wheel steering system of the existing V12-engined car but is powered by a 449kW/610CV 3,855cc turbocharged V8 and has rear-wheel drive.


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...


Mitsubishi Motors Q1 operating profit plunges

27 July 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) first fiscal 2016/2017 operating profit plunged 75% year on year to JPY4.6bn after the halt in production and sales following revelations of improper conduct in fuel economy testing in Japan. Sales fell 14% to JPY428.7bn.


just-auto Plus only MFTBC/SYC jointly to enhance Fuso business in Taiwan

26 July 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), and Shung Ye Trading, (SYC), a leading...


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches its new range FA and FI in Paraguay

22 July 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 its all-new Fuso range...


just-auto Plus only Small SUVs earn poor rating in IIHS headlight evaluations

12 July 2016

Not a single small SUV out of 21 tested earns a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's headlight evaluations, and only four are available with acceptable-rated headlights. Among the 21 vehicles, there are 47 different headlight...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors North America June 2016 sales up 1%

4 July 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA), on 1 July, 2016, reported June 2016 sales of 8,023, up 1% from June of last year. Mitsubishi's three-row crossover utility vehicle, Outlander, led the way with sales of 1,991, up 86% over June 2015. Total calendar...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Japan to compensate Dayz and Dayz Roox kei-car users

23 June 2016

Nissan Motor announced a compensation plan on 23 June 2016, for users of Dayz and Dayz Roox kei-cars, in line with new fuel efficiency figures submitted to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The plan is aimed to amply...


Fuel economy scandal pushes MMC deep into red

22 June 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) on Wednesday forecast a JPY145bn net loss for fiscal 2016 (to 31 March 2017) as a result of expected costs due to its wrongly stating fuel economy figures for a number of minicar car models sold in Japan. It had previously forecast a JPY726.6bn net profit.


Mitsubishi Philippines breaks stamping site ground

22 June 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation's (MMPC) Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy Programme, also known as CARS, has broken ground to inject more than Php2bn (US$43m) to construct a stamping shop facility in the country.


Toyota, Mitsubishi, make Philippines plans

16 June 2016

Toyota will spend PHP3.22bn pesos (US$70m) on its Philippines division to increase local production and qualify for a new tax incentive, according to a government statement cited by the Reuters news agency. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi has received the government green light for its plans for the country.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi 2016 Outlander Sport bags NEMPA Yankee Value award

8 June 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America, on 6 June, 2016, announced the 2016 Outlander Sport has once again been recognised by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) and awarded the Yankee Value Award for the second consecutive year. Outlander Sport was...


just-auto Plus only MMC adds an independent member to its special investigation committee

3 June 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces an additional independent member, Takehisa Yaegashi, has joined the special investigation committee established on 25 April 2016 in connection with improper conduct in fuel consumption testing for vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors Japan announces new executive team

26 May 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) on 25 May 2016, announced that its board of directors has decided the following lineup of executives. The changes are subject to approval at MMC's ordinary shareholders meeting to be held on 24 June 2016. Osamu...


Mitsubishi restates profit as president quits

25 May 2016

Mitsubishi Motors has booked a JPY19.1bn ($174m) charge to reflect losses related to its fuel economy testing scandal which reduced profit last fiscal year by 19% and prompted a shake-up in top management, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Proton recalls Inspira and Exora CPS models globally

24 May 2016

This announcement is made in reference to the recent statement made by Mitsubishi Motors Japan on 18 February 2016, whereby Mitsubishi announced a global recall of selected Mitsubishi models worldwide for defective right-turn indicator switches. Since Proton...


Nissan nominates tech man to reform Mitsubishi

23 May 2016

Nissan Motor, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global technical chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, a media report said.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors announces resignation of board members

20 May 2016

Mitsubishi Motors announced resignation of members of the board as follows:   1. Member of the board who will resign Tetsuro Aikawa - president and COO, representative director Ryugo Nakao - executive vice president, representative...

Mitsubishi Motors news

Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Par...


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...


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 informatio...


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...


More Mitsubishi models with inflated fuel claims

2 September 2016

The Japanese government has ordered the suspension of sales of eight additional Mitsubishi Motors...


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 i...



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