Mitsubishi

Deadly Japanese earthquake disrupts auto production

7:46 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said.

Ghosn says Renault-Nissan alliance will be reworked by 2022

June 15, 2018 11:05 CET
Carlos Ghosn said there are questions as to whether the Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance can continue in its current form amid talk of a full merger that could help the automakers pool resources better in the new age of electrified vehicles and autonomous driving.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 4 years later, GM hasn't given up the keys

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
4 years later, GM hasn't given up the keys; Toyota moving Corolla to single platform; Ford Escape plug-in spied; Mitsu ponders a midsize pickup.

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MITSUBISHI NORTH AMERICA'S FRED DIAZ: Retailers see promise in alliance

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
In years past, the company sometimes found it hard to fill open points, Diaz told Automotive News in wide-ranging interview, but now there's competition among prospects for some points.

Mitsubishi's Diaz looks ahead to brand repair job

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Fred Diaz said he believes the company will need a more disciplined incentive strategy as well as greater attention to quality.

Mitsubishi ponders a midsize pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Nothing has been confirmed, but new Mitsubishi Motors North America CEO Fred Diaz says the company is looking into bringing a midsize pickup to the U.S.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

Rivian plans to start EV output at ex-Mitsu plant by 2020

12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Rivian Automotive, backed by a new $200 million loan, said it will begin producing electric vehicles at the former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois by 2020.

Renault-Nissan invests in China, U.S., French startups

May 23, 2018 09:51 CET
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance's new venture capital fund is backing autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and solid-state battery startups.

EV batteries present new challenges for firefighters

7:24 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2018
Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.

Mitsu gets back to a profit on N.A. boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
Rebounding profits in North America helped troubled Mitsubishi Motors Corp. jump back into the black in the just-finished fiscal year, as the recovering Japanese automaker rode a tail wind of surging sales, big cost cuts and favorable exchange rates.

Mitsubishi rebounds to profit on higher sales, cost cutting

6:48 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2018
Rebounding profits in North America helped troubled Mitsubishi jump back into the black in the just-finished fiscal year.

Nissan CEO sees 'no merit' in merger with Renault

April 26, 2018 11:44 CET
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said a Renault-Nissan merger would have "side effects" and stressed the importance of independence in an interview with the Nikkei business paper.

Q&A: TREVOR MANN

Mitsu COO sees alliance enabling big strides

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Trevor Mann foresees the automaker flirting with the 300,000 mark as it introduces new products such as the Eclipse Cross and begins to roll out vehicles on platforms shared with Renault-Nissan around 2021.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Ford Escape flounder in passenger-side crash testing

6:47 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2018
The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and 2018 Ford Escape floundered in the latest batch of passenger-side crash testing evaluations carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Mitsubishi promises more leasing support

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Mitsubishi told its dealers that more support is on the way for financing, leasing and marketing as the brand looks for another growth year in 2018.

Mitsubishi sees more growth, zeros in on service and parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
In this Q&A, Mitsubishi's vice president of fixed operations discusses the alliance with Nissan and lessons learned from the i-MiEV electric vehicle.

Nissan, Renault in merger talks, report says

March 29, 2018 10:58 CET
Renault and Nissan are in talks to merge and create a new automaker that trades as a single stock, Bloomberg reported, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.

Mitsubishi North America COO Don Swearingen to retire in June

4:27 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2018
Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America's COO who helped drive the niche Japanese brand back to profitability, is retiring effective June 1.

Q&A: JOE BIZZARRO, MITSUBISHI NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

MITSUBISHI: Outlander PHEV leads sales charge

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2018
Mitsubishi Motors North America is coming off its best sales year in the U.S. since 2007. With an injection of new product arriving this year, the automaker figures to keep sales increasing.

Reinvigorated Mitsubishi goes big in new Eclipse Cross campaign

1:33 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2018
Mitsubishi has returned to network TV in its biggest marketing push in over a decade -- one that features the 2018 Eclipse Cross and underscores the brand's renewed commitment to the crossover market.

Solar eclipse started Mitsubishi's Eclipse buzz

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
The 2018 Eclipse Cross is just what Mitsubishi dealers have been clamoring for, says the chairman of the brand's national advisory board.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross

March 16, 2018 06:01 CET
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that can compete for buyers in Europe's most popular SUV segment including the smaller ASX and the large Outlander.

Renault-Nissan names teams to find more synergies

March 14, 2018 12:00 CET
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance continued its management reorganization by naming members of new teams designed to find additional synergies in purchasing, engineering and other departments.

Renault-Nissan cross-shareholding ratio will remain the same, Nissan says

March 8, 2018 09:25 CET
Nissan says the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has no plans to change cross-shareholding ratios of its member companies. The response follows a Reuters report saying that Nissan was in talks with Renault over a closer tie-up that would lead to a merger.

 
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Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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