Sales of Mitsubishi vehicles during May continued to lag behind the frantic pace set by most automakers. While most companies reported double-digit gains last month, Mitsubishi saw another double-digit decline compared to a year ago. Sales were down 26% for the carmaker with an assembly plant in Normal. Mitsubishi officials say the decline isn't unexpected and will likely continue until new models begin to replace those phased out last year. Company President Yoichi Yokozawa says Mitsubishi is "looking forward to next month" when domestic production of the Outlander Sport transitions to the plant in Normal. Sales of the all-electric Mitsubishi i increased slightly last month, with 85 cars sold compared to 79 in April but down from the roll-out total of 136 during March.
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