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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




Mitsubishi Mirage Production Takes a Break for 2016

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Although the Mitsubishi Mirage is a fairly new model, having been introduced for the first time in 2014, the automaker has announced that the small hatchback will not be a part of its 2016 lineup. Instead, the Mitsubishi Mirage production is set to take a one-year hiatus, with the automaker promising that the popular hatchback will be back and better than ever for 2017.

Mitsubishi’s plan is to unveil an updated 2017 Mirage in the spring of 2016, in the meantime unloading additional 2015 models it has on hand without sacrificing sales. It’s a win-win for Mitsubishi, who won’t have to build and market a 2016 model, but will maintain continuous stock of the vehicle until the 2017 model makes its debut next year.

Although there is very little information on the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage’s updates, Car and Driver reported that a four-door sedan variant will be available, and there will be significant upgrades to the powertrain and chassis.

Stop by Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi to test drive the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage before its gone!