Mitsubishi posts best annual sales since 2007

Outlander Sport closed 2018 with an 18.1 percent increase over 2017, leading Mitsubishi's U.S. sales.
Outlander Sport closed 2018 with an 18.1 percent increase over 2017, leading Mitsubishi's U.S. sales. | Contributed photo

Mitsubishi reports its best sales since 2007, exceeding the 100,000 sales milestone in early November 2018.

Mitsbubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA) sold 118,074 vehicles in 2018, a 13.9 percent increase from 2017 and the second straight year of sales of more than 100,000 units. Additionally, MMNA’s December 2018 sales -- 8,986 -- were the best in 12 years. The December 2018 figure is 5.7 percent higher compared to its 2017 sales of the same month.

According to MMNA President and CEO Fred Diaz, 2018 was a banner year for Mitsubishi Motors in the U.S. "We have a strong line-up that is resonating with buyers. Looking forward, we’re optimistic about the year ahead of us and continuing our sales momentum,” Diaz said.

Some of Mitsubishi 2018 sales highlight were:

*** Outlander Sport closed 2018 with an 18.1 percent increase over 2017, leading the company’s sales, and recorded its best sales year ever.

*** The three-row Outlander likewise recorded its best sales year ever with a 6.6 percent total sales over 2017. Additionally, Eclipse Cross and Outlander plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) both presented their best sales month ever in December.

*** Combined Mirage and Mirage G4 December sales of 1,748, 70.9 percent over 2017.




DEC


YTD



2018


2017


2018


2017
Mirage


1748


1023


24316


22386
Lancer


0


683


3302


12725
Outlander Sport


2563


3678


39153


33160
Outlander


2647


3018


37652


35310
Outlander PHEV


431


99


4166


99
Eclipse Cross


1597


0


9485


0
Total


8986


8501


118074


103686
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