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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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BLOG: Back when Detroit had to learn efficiency from Japan

9:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

People here at the Management Briefing Seminars are talking about the urgency to embrace new information technologies to run better factories, reduce wasteful practices and empower workers to make processes work better. I'd like to point out how easy these ideas and tools are to come by today....
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Mitsubishi plans to move forward with U.S. sales, but experts wonder

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

Mitsubishi seems unlikely to leave the U.S. market despite closing its Illinois factory, but skeptics still wonder if the Japanese brand is the next Suzuki....
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BLOG: A new Normal? Don't bet on it

12:54 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2015

Given Mitsubishi’s low U.S. output, it was not totally surprising to hear the Japanese automaker will end U.S. production. More surprising was hearing company officials say that they have several prospects to buy the plant in Normal, Ill....
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Mitsubishi Motors' April-June net falls 15%

1:51 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors today said its fiscal first-quarter net income fell 15 percent to 23.99 billion yen, or $195.56 million, brought down by widening losses in Japan, poor performance in Europe and a drop in global factory unit sales....
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Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia, S.E. Asia after closing U.S. plant

July 27, 2015 08:42 CET

Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia and Southeast Asia after closing its U.S. plant, the automaker's president, Tetsuro Aikawa, said. Mitsubishi currently builds cars in Thailand and the Philippines and will open a factory in Indonesia....
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Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s decision last week to sell its only U.S. assembly plant illustrates an emerging new-world order in car production. Mitsubishi's Normal, Ill., plant was part of a wave of Asian-brand joint-venture auto plants in North America that opened in the 1980s and 1990s to do whatever was necessary to crack the all-important U.S. retail market....
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Mitsubishi to end U.S. vehicle output, shutter factory by Nov. if there's no buyer

12:49 pm U.S. ET | July 24, 2015

Mitsubishi will shutter its only North American assembly plant by November if it can’t find a buyer for the factory, and will soon start shipping tooling back to Japan....
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