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Mitsubishi Sells Five Million Vehicles in US

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander helped Mitsubishi sell 5 million vehicles in the United States

Mitsubishi is on a roll. The Japanese carmaker recently announced it sold five million vehicles in the United States, as of Saturday, December 26th. The new sales record comes at the perfect time for the brand, marking the start of its new crossover-centered philosophy.

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“This is a great milestone for Mitsubishi Motors because it means that five million customers have entrusted the brand over the past 30-plus years, an we hope many more will give us that same opportunity in the future,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president for Mitsubishi Motors North America. “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the US for many years to come.”

Mitsubishi’s newest sales record really comes as no surprise, after the Japanese carmaker reported its 21st month in a row of year-over-year sales increases after its November sales. Currently, the brand is up 23% over the same period in 2014.

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This sales increase is helped in most part by the launch of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, which features over 100 improvements and has a 43% sales increase for the year. The Outlander’s sales, plus those of the Outlander Sport, which is up 26% for the year, make Mitsubishi one of the go-to brands for great crossover vehicles.

  • spydrmn

    We’ll see how they do now that they’ve closed their only North American car plant and alienated their former employees. 27 years and they treated them like they were nothing when they closed the doors!

    • the s

      They have actually set up classes for the workers. Clearly you know how to use the internet. Maybe use it and do some research before posting!

      • spydrmn

        Mitsubishi set up no classes! The State of Illinois and Bloomington/Normal officials did that!

      • spydrmn

        Mitsubishi set up no classes! The State of Illinois and Bloomington/Normal officials did that!

  • Billy Rubin

    Mitsubishi doesn’t have what it takes to remain in the North American market. They will ride this wave of sales until they become irrelevant in that market, then they will retreat to manufacturing in third world countries with most of their sales in Asia markets.