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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?

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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 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...


Jakarta show world debut for Mitsubishi crossover

21 July 2016

Mitsubishi Motors will reveal what it terms a 'small crossover MPV concept car' at the Indonesia International Auto Show 2016. A production model will be one of the main products of a new 240,000 units per annum plant which MMC is presently building in Jakarta’s satellite city Bekasi.


Paris show world debuts list - Hyundai i30

19 July 2016

The world premiere of the next generation Hyundai i30 will be at the Paris motor show.


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...


Nissan and MMC agree strategic alliance

12 May 2016

Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) announced they have signed a basic agreement today to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers.


Mitsubishi explains fuel economy con to ministry

12 May 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has detailed how it falsified fuel economy tests to Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as requested.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors North America sales surges 17.7%

6 May 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA), on 3 May reported April 2016 sales of 9,674 up 17.7 percent from April of last year and is the best April sales since 2007. The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport CUVs once again posted strong sales numbers with...


MMC Japanese minicar sales down 45% in April

3 May 2016

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has seen sales of new minicar vehicles plunge by 44.9% year-on-year during the month of April, following its admission to falsifying fuel economy data for mini-vehicles sold in Japan.


Mitsubishi orders plunge in crisis

29 April 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has revealed that orders for its vehicles in Japan have plunged following its admission that it has committed fuel-economy testing fraud in Japan.


MMNA says US vehicles unaffected by test rigging

29 April 2016

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) last night (29 April) said vehicles sold in the United States were not impacted by the fuel consumption testing data irregularities the automaker has admitted to over the past two weeks.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors submits report to MLIT

28 April 2016

The following is a summary of the report submitted by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) to the ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism (MLIT) on 26 April 2016, pursuant to instructions received from MLIT on 20 April to investigate improper...


just-auto Plus only MMC Japan forms the committee over fuel consumption testing

27 April 2016

In connection with the certification process for the mini-cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation ("MMC"), MMC hereby notifies that on 25 April 2016, the Board of directors decided to establish a special investigation committee (the...


MMC improperly tested fuel economy for 25 years

26 April 2016

Mitsubishi Motors reportedly has admitted improperly tested the fuel economy of its cars for the past 25 years, deepening a crisis that has already wiped out half its market value.


Mitsubishi admits to falsifying fuel economy tests

20 April 2016

Shares in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) fell 15% today after the automaker admitted to falsifying fuel economy tests affecting about 625,000 mini-cars it built for its own brand and, on an OEM basis, for Nissan Motor (NM).


Australian car sales rise in February

3 March 2016

Australians bought 96,443 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in February 2016, just over 6,000 (or 6.7% more) than in February 2015. The strong start to the year has seen new car sales increase 4.8% year-to-date.


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sells 7,422 units in February 2016

2 March 2016

FCA México today reported sales of 7,422 units in February 2016. “Our product portfolio has been growing in order to be more competitive in different segments, which allows us to offer the most complete lineup in the automotive industry,”...

Mitsubishi Motors news

Mitsubishi Motors Q1 operating profit plunges

27 July 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) first fiscal 2016/2017 operating profit plunged 75% year on y...


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 m...


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...


Jakarta show world debut for Mitsubishi crossover

21 July 2016

Mitsubishi Motors will reveal what it terms a 'small crossover MPV concept car' at the Indonesia...


Paris show world debuts list - Hyundai i30

19 July 2016

The world premiere of the next generation Hyundai i30 will be at the Paris motor show. Informa...


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 Highwa...



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