Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Electric rolls out FLEXConnect infotainment system

1:09 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America wants to put in-home wireless networks on wheels with FLEXConnect, an information and entertainment audio-video bridging system... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Look who's leading the small-car mileage race

3:42 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Here's an interesting little irony from Ford's embarrassing restatement of its fuel ratings for six vehicles: The new, low-price Mitsubishi Mirage just pulled ahead of the Ford Fiesta SFE and is now the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered small car in America.... Read More »

 

Fiat to get Mitsubishi pickup, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Fiat will team up with Mitsubishi to add a long-promised large pickup to its lineups in Europe and Latin America.... Read More »

 

Crossovers fuel gains for smaller Asian brands

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Strong demand for crossovers drove sales gains at smaller Asian brands in May. Kia posted its best U.S. sales month in company history with May sales of 60,087, up 15 percent from the year-ago month. Kia's banner month got a boost from a 37 percent gain in sales of the boxy Soul subcompact and a 49 percent increase in Sportage compact crossover deliveries.... Read More »

 

Mirage hit with a barrage from 'Times' caustic car critic

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
If the Mitsubishi Mirage were a Broadway show, it would have to close -- immediately -- after the trashing it got from a New York Times reviewer. The headline clues you in: "It's cheap, but is it overpriced?"... Read More »

 

Fiat to get Mitsubishi pickup, sources say

May 31, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat will team with Mitsubishi to add a long-promised large pickup in Europe and Latin America, sources said. Mitsubishi will provide Fiat with a variant of the L200, the sources said.... Read More »

 

PSA to review Mitsubishi electric-vehicle partnership

May 21, 2014 12:25 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares said the carmaker will decide in the next 12 months whether to continue working on electric vehicles with Mitsubishi Motors.... Read More »

 

U.S. push for battery monitor delays Outlander plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says a new kink is delaying the U.S. launch of its Outlander plug-in hybrid until late 2015 or early 2016, even as it aims to more than double sales elsewhere this year. The delay is to meet a new U.S. request that Mitsubishi equip the car with a battery-monitoring unit.... Read More »

 

Regulator request delays Outlander plug-in launch

3:41 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
Mitsubishi says a new kink is delaying the launch of its Outlander plug-in hybrid in the United States until late 2015 or early 2016, even as it aims to more than double sales elsewhere this year.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi ends Europe profit drought

May 1, 2014 06:01 CET
Mitsubishi's European operations ended a three-year profit drought because of foreign exchange windfalls, demand for the Outlander plug-in hybrid and the closure of its Dutch plant. The unit reported an operating profit of 261 million euros.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi posts record annual operating profit

7:17 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors nearly doubled its operating profit for the year ended March to an all-time high of 123.4 billion yen ($1.2 billion) as a drop in Thai sales was offset by growing sales in most other regions around the world.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi to drop Lancer Evolution

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Mitsubishi will pull the plug on its all-wheel-drive Lancer Evolution performance sedan at the end of the nameplate's current generation.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi to end Lancer Evolution production, another potential setback for U.S. dealers

7:10 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Mitsubishi will pull the plug on the Lancer Evolution, the brand's all-wheel-drive performance sedan, at the end of the nameplate's current generation.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi buys defunct Ford plant in Philippines to fuel Asia growth

6:53 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has bought a defunct assembly plant from Ford Motor Co. in the Philippines as part of its push to expand sales in booming Southeast Asia.... Read More »

 

Dealers advise Mitsubishi at U.S. plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Mitsubishi wants more product input from its dealers.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi aims to beat profitability forecast by ending N.A., Japan losses

6:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the maker of i-MiEV electric cars, is seeking to exceed its profitability target by ending losses in Japan and North America, President Osamu Masuko said.... Read More »

 

Tetsuro Aikawa

Mitsubishi: We're staying

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s newly named president pledged to keep the Japanese carmaker in the United States and said he would keep pursuing his predecessor's strategy of focusing on electrified drivetrains and SUVs.... Read More »

 

ANALYSIS

Mitsubishi, in naming Aikawa as next president, declares its independence

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2014
The naming of Tetsuro Aikawa as Mitsubishi Motors' next president marks a key step toward independence for the carmaker. It may finally be getting out from under the thumbs of its largest shareholders.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi appoints new CEO of N.A. unit

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors North America named a new CEO to head the automaker's operations as it plots a comeback in the U.S. market. Ryujiro Kobashi will take the reins of Mitsubishi's North American unit on March 1, from current chief Yoichi Yokozawa, who has been CEO since April 2011.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi boosts profit on weaker yen

Feb. 5, 2014 08:41 CET
Mitsubishi swung to a net profit in the October-December quarter and reported a fourfold increase in operating profit, as a weaker yen bolstered results.... Read More »

 

Masuko promoted to CEO as Mitsubishi shuffles top ranks

10:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors has shuffled its top brass. Osamu Masuko, who has revived the automaker as president over the past nine years, becomes chairman and CEO. Tetsuro Aikawa will be president and COO.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi shuffles top ranks, elevates Masuko

Feb. 5, 2014 04:50 CET
Mitsubishi Motors has shuffled its top executives. Osamu Masuko, who has revived the automaker as president over the past nine years, becomes chairman and CEO. Tetsuro Aikawa will be president and COO.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi reassures dealers product drought is ending

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Mitsubishi, seeking to reassure dealers that the U.S. product drought is abating, laid out plans for exterior enhancements and powertrain options on existing models and mentioned a possible new mid-sized sedan.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi Motors' Masuko to step aside as president to focus on partnerships, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 03:29 CET
Mitsubishi will appoint Managing Director Tetsuro Aikawa to replace Osamu Masuko as president. Masuko will become chairman and focus on building partnerships with other automakers, sources said.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi to shuffle top management, report says

9:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors President Osamu Masuko, who led the struggling carmaker to record profits and overhauled its product strategy, plans to hand off control April 1 to Managing Director Tetsuro Aikawa, Japan's Nikkei business daily reported Friday in Tokyo.... Read More »

 

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