Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. (MMSA) will post its best month ever, best second quarter ever and best first half ever in its 18-year corporate history when official sales results are released on Monday, July 3.

-- June sales will be the best month in the company's history, topping

30,000 units for the first time and achieving a 75% increase over the

same month last year;

-- Second quarter sales will be up 50% over the same time period last

year, a new record;

-- First half sales will be up 40% over the first half of 1999, another

new record.

The company's sales projections closely follow an announcement made earlier this week by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) in Tokyo that it was implementing a major reorganization of its North American passenger car operations in order to expand annual sales in the U.S. to 400,000 by 2005.

"Calendar year 2000 has proven to be a great success for us, exceeding even our own ambitious objectives," said Pierre Gagnon, MMSA executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We are well on our way to surpassing 300,000 sales this year, which will be a great achievement for our entire organization as well as our retail partners."

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc. was established in 1982 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Tokyo, and markets a full line of vehicles, including coupes, convertibles, sedans and sport utility vehicles. Its website can be accessed at mitsubishicars.com.