Month: January 2016

Mitsubishi’s Five Million Sales Record: From 1982 to Present

Mitsubishi is breaking all sorts of sales records this year, including its five million vehicle sales mark. The brand has sold a whopping number of Mitsubishis in the US, beginning in 1982. Starting with just three models, the brand has grown to offer some of the most popular cars on the market.

When it first began selling in the US in 1982, Mitsubishi offered only the Tredia, Cordia, and Starion, three designs you might still see on the road today. According to Mitsubishi, the most popular models the brand has offered include the 3000GT, Eclipse, Montero, Galant, and the recently retired Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi’s five million sales record is one impressive mark!

“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, and we hope many more will give us that same opportunity in the future,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the U.S. for many years to come.”

Mitsubishi currently offers the i-MIEV, Mirage, Lancer, Outlander Sport, and Outlander. Sales are up 43% this year, especially because of over 100 improvements and upgrades made to this most recent model year.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Celebrating the King Holiday: Remembering MLK Jr.

MLK DayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day is right around the corner. On January 18th, we celebrate one of the most important men in American history. Known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. King Jr. helped revolutionize the way we deal with race in this country.

The King Holiday is often considered a “teach-in,” a day in which to learn and remember. Individuals should strive to remember the deeds of Dr. King, but also to teach and learn as much as possible, according to the King Center. Attending seminars, reading books, participating in activism, and supporting minorities are just some of the many things you can do to remember Dr. King.

“We commemorate Dr. King’s inspiring words, because his voice and his vision filled a great void in our nation, and answered our collective longing to become a country that truly lived by its noblest principles,” reads the King Center website about the King Holiday.

MLK was a Baptist Minister and activist born in 1929. He earned his PhD in Systemic Theology from Boston University, and later led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal. He is the author of Stride Toward Freedom (1958), Strength to Love (1963), and Where Do We Go from Here (1967). He was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.