Mitsubishi North America Released April Sales Figures

Mitsubishi Motors’ North American division announced that it has registered a 3 percent sales increase in April (compared to the same month of last year), following the 17.6 percent growth registered in March.

The automaker sold a total of 3,932 vehicles in the U.S. last month, with the sales being driven by its North American-built cars (the Galant, Eclipse and Eclipse Spyder) and the Outlander crossover.

Outlander sales registered in April were up 34 percent compared to those posted in April 2009, with the month being the model’s second best period of sales since August last year. Year to date, the Outlander sales have registered a 20 percent increase.The new Lancer Sportback registered its second best month of sales since October 2009 in April, while Galant sales reached a level more than double of that posted in April 2009, registering a 72 percent increase year to date.

Mitsubishi saw its Eclipse sales grow by 14 percent last month, with the models registering its best sales volume since August last year, while the Spyder convertible posted a 4 percent sales increase (compared to the same month of 2009), with April being the model’s best sales period since July 2009.

The year to date sales statistics show that cars produced at Mitsubishi Motors North America’s U.S. factory in Normal, Illinois have grown by almost 16 percent (Galant, Endeavor, Eclipse, Eclipse Spyder).

"We are encouraged to put together two successful months consecutively," said MMNA President & CEO Shin Kurihara, "We are hopeful that the economic recovery will continue, because we are demonstrating that the Mitsubishi brand can provide what customers want."
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