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Mitsubishi has big plans for new Eclipse Cross

8 February 2018

The Colt Car Company, which imports Mitsubishi vehicles to the UK, sees around 6,500 sales this year for the new Eclipse Cross but admits this is a conservative estimate. As the worldwide launch schedule for this new SUV accelerates, it could yet become a global best seller for Mitsubishi Motors.


ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi future models under Nissan

7 November 2017

Its owner Nissan Motor says Mitsubishi Motors' vehicles won't be fully integrated into the newly expanded R-N-M Alliance's system of architectures until 2020, possibly later. Conventional SUVs, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric small cars and high performance e-SUVs will step by step become the speciality of MMC.


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.

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


Mitsubishi Indonesia begins Xpander exports

25 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors began exporting the Mitsubishi Xpander compact MPV from Indonesia to the Philippines this month after its successful launch at the Manila International Auto Show in April.


Renault-Nissan-MMC venture fund's six investments

22 May 2018

The new Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance venture capital fund has agreed five investments in four months totalling US$50m and will present another to its supervisory board next week, the fund's head has said.


Mitsubishi Motors returns to profit

9 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) reported full fiscal year 2017/8 sales up 15% year on year to JPY2.19 trillion.


just-auto Plus only MMNA names new director of public relations

4 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) announced the appointment of Jeff Holland to the position of director, Public Relations in North America. In this new role, Holland will be responsible for the development and management of MMNA's external and...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors North America names new COO

4 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that Mark Chaffin will succeed Don Swearingen as chief operating officer (COO), responsible for vehicle sales, dealer network, marketing, and public relations reporting to president and CEO, Fred...


Magna Rus looks to country to escape Soviet past

3 May 2018

Magna Automotive Rus purchasing says localising in Russia has an element of being 'hostage to its Soviet past as the country looks to reduce its dependence on overseas imports.


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico sells 6,684 vehicles in April 2018

3 May 2018

In April, FCA Mexico recorded sales of 6,684 units.   "Last month, we introduced Stelvio, the first Alfa Romeo SUV, which combines iconic Italian design, technology and engineering as part of the DNA of the brand," said Bruno Cattori,...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales down 4.6% in April 2018

2 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported April 2018 sales of 7,990, down 4.6% compared to April 2017. For calendar year, total sales are 43,762 up 16.6% over the same period last year. Mirage: April 2018 - 2,069 units; April 2017 - 2,136 units;...


MMC starts new MPV exports from Indonesia

25 April 2018

Mitsubishi Motors in Indonesia has announced the export launch of its Xpander small MPV from its manufacturing plant at Bekasi, Indonesia.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi join D-Alliance

24 April 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has announced it is one of the partners of DiDi Auto Alliance (the D-Alliance), which was formed by DiDi Chuxing ('DiDi'), the top Chinese mobile transportation platform.


MMC pushes EVs in Vietnam

17 April 2018

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has done a deal to sell more electrified vehicles to the Da Nang City municipal authority in Vietnam.


MMC dealer 'going solar' for local grid supply

13 April 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) says it is creating a network of dealerships which can offer cleaner electric vehicle charging, help stabilise the local electricity supply grid and even provide electricity after a natural disaster or power outage.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales surge 21.7% in March

4 April 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported March 2018 sales of 14,319 units sold, up 21.7% over March 2017, its best March sales month since 2005. For the calendar year, total sales reported are 35,772, up 22.7% over the same period in 2017. The month...


just-auto Plus only MMNA chief operating officer steps down

27 March 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO) Don Swearingen announced he will retire, effective 1 June, 2018. Swearingen is staying until 1 June to assist in the transition between incoming president...


MMC hails EVs shipment to Costa Rica

21 March 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced a fleet of MMC's EV and PHEV vehicles has been delivered from Japanese Government to the Costa Rican Government. MMC says the delivery forms part of a 'drive to support Costa Rica's emergence as a world leading low-carbon economy.'


just-auto Plus only Alliance announces leadership appointments

14 March 2018

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced that they have met with the necessary employee representative groups for the convergence projects unveiled on 1 March. The following management organisation will be effective from 1 April, 2018. Carlos Ghosn,...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi US sales surge 18.8% in February 2018

2 March 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported February 2018 sales of 12,973 units sold, up 18.8% over February 2017, its best month since 2007. For the calendar year, total sales reported are 21,453, up 23.4% over the same period in 2017. February’s...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico records 7,085 unit sales in February

2 March 2018

In February, FCA Mexico recorded sales of 7,085 units. "Our positive results in key segments show the momentum we are having based on a unique brand identity, strong support from our dealers and a broad product portfolio,” said Bruno Cattori,...


Renault unveils Alliance convergence plans

1 March 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has announced the launch of multiple projects to accelerate convergence in operational areas including Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality & Total Customer Satisfaction (TCS), Aftersales and Business Development.


New Mitsubishi Motors North America chief named

1 March 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has named Fred Diaz president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America from 1 April.


just-auto Plus only Alliance appoints new comms chief

1 March 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world's largest automotive alliance, announced that Jonathan Adashek has been appointed Alliance global vice president, Communications, with immediate effect. Adashek, who joined Nissan in September 2015 as global vice...


GMMC to begin domestic sales in China

28 February 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that its joint venture business in China with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) and Mitsubishi Corporation-GAC Mitsubishi Motors (GMMC) will begin the domestic sale and delivery of the all new Eupheme Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) SUV from March 2018.


just-auto Plus only MMNA appoints new president and CEO

28 February 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that effective 1 April 2018, Fred Diaz will succeed Ryujiro Kobashi as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). Diaz will lead Mitsubishi Motors' business in North America leveraging his...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Japan sells 7,720 units in January 2018

27 February 2018

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for January 2018 Production Domestic Production: January 2018 - 48,205 units; YoY - 97.3%; FY 2017 - 460,177 units; YoY - 111.3%; CY 2018 - 48,205 units; YoY - 97.3% Overseas...


Mitsubishi Motors donates cars to Indonesia EV R&D

26 February 2018

Mitsubishi Motors has donated eight Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUVs, two i-MiEV EVs and four battery chargers to the Indonesian government.


Didi to set up EV ride-hail platform with OEMs

7 February 2018

Chinese ride-hail firm Didi Chuxing is setting up an electric car sharing service with 12 automakers, including BYD Co Ltd and the local partners of Ford Motor Co and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.


just-auto Plus only ASEAN NCAP scores two new Mitsubishi models

6 February 2018

The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) began 2018 by releasing two new results for the Mitsubishi brand. The tested models were Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Mitsubishi Xpander, respectively the fifth and sixth...


Mitsubishi Motors back to making operating profit

5 February 2018

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) operating profit for the nine months to 31 December 2017 rebounded sharply from a loss the previous fiscal year.


just-auto Plus only MMNA sales surge 31.3% in January 2018

2 February 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported January 2018 sales of 8,480 units sold, up 31.3% over January 2017. Coming off a strong sales year in 2017 where Mitsubishi Motors was the fastest-growing non-luxury brand in the US, it posted its best January...

Mitsubishi Motors news

Mitsubishi Indonesia begins Xpander exports

25 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors began exporting the Mitsubishi Xpander compact MPV from Indonesia to the Philip...


Renault-Nissan-MMC venture fund's six investments

22 May 2018

The new Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance venture capital fund has agreed five investments in fo...


Mitsubishi Motors returns to profit

9 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) reported full fiscal year 2017/8 sales up 15% year on year to...


just-auto Plus only MMNA names new director of public relations

4 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) announced the appointment of Jeff Holland to the position...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors North America names new COO

4 May 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that Mark Chaffin will succeed Don Swearingen as...


Magna Rus looks to country to escape Soviet past

3 May 2018

Magna Automotive Rus purchasing says localising in Russia has an element of being 'hostage to its...



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