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Latest insights


Renault-Nissan platforms for future Mitsubishis

31 May 2018

The final make to be looked at in the Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor series is Mitsubishi Motors (MMC). Earlier insights focused on Alpine and Renault, Dacia, Lada, RSM, Datsun, Nissan and Infiniti.


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.

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


Floods halt car production in Japan

9 July 2018

Devastating flash floods and landslides in Japan so far have left more than 90 fatalities and 50 people missing, and have prompted the evacuation of over 2m people from their homes. The natural disaster has also brought to a halt automotive production at a number of plants in the country, mainly in the western prefectures of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Yamaguchi, as well as in the nearby city of Osaka.


just-auto Plus only Alliance opens new parts distribution centre

9 July 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the opening of a state-of-the-art National Distribution Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The shared parts and accessories warehouse is a first for Alliance member companies, which globally sold more than 10.6m vehicles in...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales surge 46.2% in June 18

4 July 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) posted June sales at 11,149 units, an increase of 46.2% over last June. For the calendar year, Mitsubishi Motors sales are 67,327 units, up 23.4% over the same period in 2017. Mitsubishi’s family of crossover...


Mitsubishi dealers to get a new look

4 July 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to introduce a new design for the interior and exterior of its 5,000 dealers worldwide.


just-auto Plus only MMNA announces senior management changes

2 July 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America announced the promotion of Natalie Milton to the position of vice president and chief information officer (CIO) and the appointment of Ronald Stach to the position of vice president, Aftersales. Milton previously served as...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi synergies up

13 June 2018

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has reported a 14% increase in annual synergies to EUR5.7bn in 2017, up from EUR5bn in 2016. The Alliance said it benefited from growing cost savings, incremental revenues and cost avoidance.


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP announces results for two models

13 June 2018

Latin NCAP’s third round of results for 2018 was released with encouraging results from the recently launched Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with five stars for adults and three stars for child protection and once again a disappointing result for the Renault...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Fuso selects Allison transmissions

7 June 2018

Allison Transmission’s presence in the Class 4 and Class 5 truck market has recently expanded with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America unveiling its new Fuso FE Gas series cabover work trucks. “We are excited to offer our customers a choice of a...


Japanese collaborate on electric transmission R&D

6 June 2018

The Japanese automotive industry is pooling resources for the development of advanced powertrain technologies, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.


Mitsubishi builds 5m vehicles in Thailand

4 June 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's Thai unit, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) (MMTh) has now built 5m vehicles at its Laem Chabang factory. The milestone vehicle is a Pajero Sport.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales surge 31.7% in May 2018

4 June 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported its best May sales month since 2007 with 12,416 units sold, up 31.7% compared to May 2017. For calendar year, total sales are 56,178 up 19.7% over the same period last year.  Sales of the popular Mitsubishi...


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,...

Mitsubishi Motors news

Floods halt car production in Japan

9 July 2018

Devastating flash floods and landslides in Japan so far have left more than 90 fatalities and 50...


just-auto Plus only Alliance opens new parts distribution centre

9 July 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announced the opening of a state-of-the-art National Distribution Centr...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors US sales surge 46.2% in June 18

4 July 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America, (MMNA) posted June sales at 11,149 units, an increase of 46.2% o...


Mitsubishi dealers to get a new look

4 July 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to introduce a new design for the interior and exterior of its 5...


just-auto Plus only MMNA announces senior management changes

2 July 2018

Mitsubishi Motors North America announced the promotion of Natalie Milton to the position of vice...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi synergies up

13 June 2018

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has reported a 14% increase in annual synergies to EUR5.7b...



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