Mitsubishi to build new family of vehicles in U.S.Mon, 17 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Mitsubishi will assemble a new family of vehicles at its Illinois plant within two years, a source familiar with the company's plans said.
The vehicles will be based on the platform underpinning the Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers and Lancer sedan, the source said. Those models are assembled in Japan.
Mitsubishi's plant in Normal, Ill., builds the Galant sedan, Endeavor crossover, Eclipse and Eclipse Spyder. Those vehicles will be phased out by the company's 2013 fiscal year, Japan's Nikkei reported.
When production of the new models will begin is unclear. Mitsubishi sold 55,683 vehicles in the United States in 2010, up 3 percent from 2009.
By Ryan Beene- Automotive News