The SARS virus continues to disrupt business across Asia, but Steven Torok, Mitsubishi's executive vice president for international car operations, is taking it in his stride.
"We're all getting a lot better at videoconferencing," he says. "Plane tickets are cheap, and it's easy to get hotel room right now."
Meanwhile, Agence France Presse in Beijing has confirmed reports that SARS is boosting sales of new passenger cars in China.
Quoting China's governmental statistics office, Agence France Presse said many would-be customers have brought forward their private car purchases to avoid traveling with other people on public transport.
All of which helped boost Chinese car production to 565,400 units in the first four months of the year, up 110 percent from a year earlier.