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Nissan and Mitsubishi synergies begin in SE Asia

8 June 2017

Nissan Motor expects its global alliance with Mitsubishi Motors will yield some early synergies in South-east Asia, a region in which it has struggled to keep pace with Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda.


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.

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


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


GGS Yuasa to double EV battery range at same price

8 August 2017

GS Yuasa reportedly will begin mass producing as early as 2020 lithium-ion batteries that double the driving range of small electric vehicles.


Nexteer opens new OEM office in Japan

8 August 2017

Nexteer Automotive has opened a new branch customer service centre (CSC) in Atsugi, Japan.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi US sales up 1.7% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported July 2017 sales of 8,025, up 1.7% over July 2016. The Outlander CUV closed the month of July with some fireworks posting its best July sales ever. Total Outlander sales were 2,530, an increase of 29.6% over July...


Renault-Nissan alliance global sales up 7%

28 July 2017

Vehicle sales at the Renault Nissan Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year resulting from an increased demand for models from the French and Japanese brands, and the first semester sales contribution from new Alliance member Mitsubishi Motors.


just-auto Plus only Global Hydrogen Supply Project launched

28 July 2017

Mitsubishi Corporation, Chiyoda Corporation, Mitsui, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, are pleased to announce the creation of the “Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD)” and the launch of the world’s...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors Japan sells 8,229 units in June

28 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for June 2017. Production Domestic Production: June 2017 - 47,952 units; YoY - 130%; FY 2017 - 117,918 units; YoY - 118%; CY 2017 - 285,588 units; YoY - 98.1% Overseas Production: June 2017...


Mitsubishi says 'V-shaped recovery' on track in Q1

25 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) booked operating profit of JPY20.6bn on sales up 2.8% year on year to JPY440.9bn yen in the first quarter of fiscal 2017/18, achieving an operating margin of 4.7%. Net income rose to JPY23bn versus a loss of JPY129.7bn in Q1 2016/17.


Mitsubishi to launch new crossover MPV

18 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said its new small crossover MPV would make its global debut at the Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) next month.


Renault-Nissan alliance synergies growing

7 July 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has reported a 16% increase in synergies for 2016 compared to 2015.


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sales up 4% in June 2017

6 July 2017

FCA Mexico reported sales of 48,424 units for the first half of 2017, up 4 % versus 2016; best first semester over the last eight years.   “In an increasingly demanding market, it is important to offer our customers the best quality products and...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi US sales drop 5% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) reported June 2017 sales of 7,625, down 5% over June 2016. The Outlander CUV led the way for the brand with its best June sales month since 2007. Total Outlander sales were 2,313 an increase of 16.2% over last June....


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors Japan sells 5,833 units in May

3 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for May 2017. Production Domestic Production: May 2017 - 36,047 units; YoY - 148.1%; FY 2017 - 69,966 units; YoY - 111%; CY 2017 - 237,636 units; YoY - 93.5% Overseas Production: May 2017 -...


just-auto Plus only Nornickel to supply battery raw material to BASF

29 June 2017

BASF and PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) announced on 27 June 2017 that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and entered exclusive negotiations to cooperate on the supply of raw materials for future battery materials production for lithium-ion...


Mitsubishi delivers EVs to Philippine government

29 June 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has delivered five Outlander PHEVs and five i-MiEV electric vehicles to the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), along with four electric vehicle quick charger units.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi announces senior management changes

27 June 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) on 26 June 2017 announced senior management changes in the Philippines and Australia to strengthen its presence and continue sales growth in two of the group's key international markets.   Mutsuhiro Oshikiri,...


Mitsubishi Motors targets 40% growth by 2019-20

26 June 2017

Mitsubishi Motors aims to increase global production by at least 40% to 1.5m vehicles by the 2019-20 financial year compared with less than 1.1m units in the last fiscal year.


Nissan, Mitsubishi share warehousing in Australia

5 June 2017

Nissan Motor Australia and Mitsubishi Motors Australia have announced the establishment of a joint parts and accessories warehousing and logistics operation.


MMC and LexisNexis develop usage-based insurance

2 June 2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) are working together so that MMC vehicles can connect directly to the LexisNexis Telematics Exchange to help lower insurance premiums based on driving data.


just-auto Plus only MMNA sales up 4.5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported May 2017 sales of 9,429 an increase of 4.5% over May 2016. The brand's sales leader is once again the popular three-row CUV Outlander with sales of 3,382, an increase of 15.2% over last May. The spirited...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sales up 5% in May 2017

2 June 2017

FCA México reported sales of 7,605 units, a 5% sales increase; best May since 2013. “Our recent product launches have been very successful among our clients, as shown in the positive results we had last month," said Bruno Cattori,...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors Japan sells 4,812 units in April

30 May 2017

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for April 2017. Production Domestic Production: April 2017 - 33,919 units; YoY - 87.6%; FY 2017 - 33,919 units; YoY - 87.6%; CY 2017 - 201,589 units; YoY - 87.7% Overseas Production: April...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors announces personnel changes

26 May 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (“MMC”) hereby announces important personnel changes. Effective: 1 June 2017 Tatsuo Sato Current post - New Hire New post - vice president, assistant division general manager, Strategic Management Division and...


MMC rebuilding R&D facilities at Okazaki

25 May 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has started a major renovation work of the R&D Centre in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, which includes the rebuilding of its three main facilities: the main office building, the environment testing facility and the wind tunnel testing facility.


just-auto Plus only MMC's Shenyang JV produces five million engines

22 May 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced on 19 May 2017 that cumulative engine production reached five million units at Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing (SAME), MMC's engine joint-venture in Shenyang, China. SAME was...


Mitsubishi Motors launches new Android Auto app

17 May 2017

Mitsubishi Motors launches new Android Auto App in Japan


MMC swings to loss in FY2016

9 May 2017

Troubled Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has reported that its fiscal year 2016 (year ended March 31, 2017) result was a net loss of 198.5 billion yen, compared to prior year's profit of 72.6 billion yen.


just-auto Plus only MMNA sells 8,375 units in April 2017

3 May 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) reported April 2017 sales of 8,375. Mitsubishi's compact CUV Outlander Sport continued its strong sales streak with its best April sales month ever, selling 2,688 up 2.8% over April 2016. Total 2017 calendar-year...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sells 6,702 units in April 2017

3 May 2017

FCA México reported a year-to-date (YTD) sales increase of 6%, with 32,809 units. In April, FCA México reported sales of 6,702 units. “Last month, we launched the all-new Jeep Renegade, the most capable Jeep in its class," said...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.

Mitsubishi Motors news

Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


GGS Yuasa to double EV battery range at same price

8 August 2017

GS Yuasa reportedly will begin mass producing as early as 2020 lithium-ion batteries that double...


Nexteer opens new OEM office in Japan

8 August 2017

Nexteer Automotive has opened a new branch customer service centre (CSC) in Atsugi, Japan. The...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi US sales up 1.7% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported July 2017 sales of 8,025, up 1.7% over July 2016....


Renault-Nissan alliance global sales up 7%

28 July 2017

Vehicle sales at the Renault Nissan Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of t...


just-auto Plus only Global Hydrogen Supply Project launched

28 July 2017

Mitsubishi Corporation, Chiyoda Corporation, Mitsui, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, are pleas...



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