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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


Tokyo show: Suzuki world premieres

22 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors was the first manufacturer to announce a world premiere for the Tokyo motor show. Now, Suzuki has revealed details of its global debuts.


Malaysian assembly of Mitsubishi Outlander begins

19 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has begun local assembly of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.


Mitsubishi to boost Russian plant output

18 September 2017

In a sign the Russian economy is picking up, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced it will resume production of the Pajero Sport at its Kaluga plant 180km south west of Moscow.


Mitsubishi expanding China sales network by 40%

15 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors plans to expand its active dealer network in China by 40% to around 300 outlets by the end of the current fiscal year ending 31 March 2018.


just-auto Plus only MMNA presents 2018 Mirage/Mirage G4

8 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced details surrounding the updated 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4.  2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Continuing its legacy of impressive fuel economy, affordability and reliability, the 2018...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales rise 11.3% in August

4 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported August 2017 sales of 8,164, up 11.3% over August 2016. Mitsubishi’s CUV sales sizzled in the month with total CUV sales up 20.2% versus last year. Outlander closed the month with its best sales month in 14...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sales rise 13% in August 2017

4 September 2017

FCA Mexico reported sales of 8,850 units in August 2017, up 13% versus 2016 and the best August since 2008. “Last month we recorded a new sales record, our best August in nine years. This record was due to our extensive and revamped product portfolio,...


2017 CHENGDU SHOW - world premieres [updated]

30 August 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at CDMS 2017, the 20th Chengdu motor show. This list has now been updated with Qoros' premieres.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors Japan sells 7,079 units in July

30 August 2017

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for July 2017. Production Domestic Production: July 2017 - 45,724 units; YoY - 110.5%; FY 2017 -163,642 units; YoY -115.8%; CY 2017 - 331,312 units; YoY - 99.6% Overseas Production: July...


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,...

Mitsubishi Motors news

Tokyo show: Suzuki world premieres

22 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors was the first manufacturer to announce a world premiere for the Tokyo motor sho...


Malaysian assembly of Mitsubishi Outlander begins

19 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has begun local assembly of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV at the...


Mitsubishi to boost Russian plant output

18 September 2017

In a sign the Russian economy is picking up, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it wil...


Mitsubishi expanding China sales network by 40%

15 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors plans to expand its active dealer network in China by 40% to around 300 outlets...


just-auto Plus only MMNA presents 2018 Mirage/Mirage G4

8 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced details surrounding the updated 2018 Mitsubishi...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales rise 11.3% in August

4 September 2017

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported August 2017 sales of 8,164, up 11.3% over August...



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