Mitsubishi touts 'laserlike focus' with Outlander PHEV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The Japanese carmaker offered a sneak peek at the all-wheel-drive, electrified crossover ahead of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »


BLOG: Is CHAdeMO headed for CHAde-NO?

11:03 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover drops the CHAdeMO charging port for the U.S. That can't be good news for the Japanese backers of the high-speed charging protocol.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives sneak peek of Outlander plug-in hybrid

6:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Mitsubishi offered a sneak peek at the U.S. version of the Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid crossover at an event Thursday evening ahead of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Mitsubishi abandons effort to sell U.S. plant to rival automaker

6:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors said today it has given up trying to find an automotive buyer for its sole assembly plant in the U.S.... Read More »


Crossovers are crucial

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Mitsubishi is betting the farm on the Outlander, Outlander Sport and a third crossover in development, and hoping that rich content, fresh styling and electrified variants will resonate with U.S. customers.... Read More »


Mitsubishi's Masuko is banking on crossover-fueled rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko aims to keep the automaker's U.S. sales rebound going by consolidating the lineup around crossovers and electrified vehicles. He spoke about that strategy and his company's product plans in this Q&A.... Read More »

Mitsubishi CEO promises an electrified U.S. rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Mitsubishi will fortify its fragile U.S. rebound with three electrified crossovers in five years, a bolstered listening post in Washington D.C. and an advanced technology office in Silicon Valley. CEO Osamu Masuko wants to channel limited resources into areas where the carmaker is strongest.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives Outlander Sport, Mirage its family face

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mitsubishi's updated Outlander Sport compact crossover and Mirage subcompact car will sport the “dynamic shield” styling language created for Mitsubishi by veteran Nissan designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto.... Read More »

Mini shifts convertible production to Dutch factory

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW Group's Dutch contract manufacturing partner has started production of the new Mini Convertible.... Read More »

L.A. show to get global debuts from Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

The rebuilding of the Civic lineup continues in Los Angeles next week as Honda debuts the second of five new Civics. The Civic coupe will get its world debut at the L.A. show.... Read More »

Tokyo auto show home run concept vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Five Japanese carmakers put a charge in their home-market show with head-turning concept vehicles.... Read More »

Mitsubishi plans to add small crossover in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Mitsubishi, aiming to continue its double-digit sales growth in the U.S., plans to add a five-seat small crossover to its lineup, slotted between the midsize Outlander and compact Outlander Sport, the automaker's CEO said.... Read More »


BLOG: Checking out the competition

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

It’s common to see senior auto executives strolling through an auto show, checking out the competition. The various ways they do it offer insight into their styles.... Read More »


Mitsubishi's electric eX concept hints at a third CUV

6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Mitsubishi plans to slot a new compact crossover into its lineup between the Outlander and Outlander Sport, the Japanese automaker said.... Read More »

Mitsubishi Q2 net falls 14% despite revenue gain

6:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors' net income fell 14 percent to 28.1 billion yen ($234.6 million) in the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, despite a 9.2 percent rise in revenues.... Read More »

Japan brands' impact on U.S. economy expands, study says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Japanese automakers delivered record contributions to the U.S. economy last year, both in the number of people it employs and in workforce compensation, driven by booming sales, ramped up U.S. production and exports from North America.... Read More »

Mitsubishi to unveil new design direction with crossover concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

A low-slung, all-electric compact crossover concept Mitsubishi will debut this month at the Tokyo Motor Show showcases a new design language for the brand. With its beefed-up fenders and floating roof treatment with blacked-out rear pillars, the eX Concept embodies Mitsubishi's rugged new Dynamic Shield styling.... Read More »


Mitsubishi's EV crossover concept shows off new design language

6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Mitsubishi will roll out an all-electric compact crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that showcases its new design language and automated driving ambitions.... Read More »

Mitsubishi sends Evo off with Final Edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Mitsubishi plans to drop the high-performance Lancer Evo but will offer a final, special edition in the U.S. as part of a farewell. The Evolution has survived 10 generations, three of which were sold in the U.S. over a 12-year period.... Read More »

Mitsubishi gives Lancer a new face for 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mitsubishi aims to breathe some life into its slow-selling Lancer compact sedan with a freshening for 2016 that includes a revamped front fascia, new wheels and new colors.... Read More »

Notice expected on Mitsubishi plant closure

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Mitsubishi, still seeking a buyer for its Illinois assembly plant, is expected to formally notify the plant's 900 workers this week of the plant's imminent closure.... Read More »

Mitsubishi preparing to close Illinois plant, report says

11:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors has started preparing for the closure of its assembly plant in Illinois after failing to find a buyer for the high-cost auto factory, the Nikkei business daily reported.... Read More »

As Mitsu restocks lineup, future remains murky

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced in July that it plans to sell or shutter its assembly plant in Normal, Ill. The announcement called into question whether Mitsubishi, which has focused on fleshing out a thin lineup and imbuing its vehicles with a consistent style, is committed to the U.S. for the long haul.... Read More »

Japan's smaller automakers bank on CUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru, the three smaller Japanese automakers selling cars in the U.S., have a shared challenge of keeping up with larger rivals. Though the brands' fortunes have diverged - Mitsubishi is struggling, and Subaru is booming - they share a focus on growing their crossover offerings over the next two years.... Read More »

Autoliv, ZF TRW gain from Takata's recall troubles

Aug. 13, 2015 10:33 CET

By March, Autoliv, Daicel and ZF TRW Automotive will make about 68 percent of the inflators used to repair faulty Takata airbags behind a record vehicle-safety recall. Autoliv estimates it will supply as many as 20 million replacement inflators in 2015 and 2016.... Read More »

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