Sales of Mitsubishi vehicles in the U.S. and Canada rose close to 20% last month. A major factor in that rebound from the prior period is the Outlander Sport, made in Normal. Outlander Sport results were slightly better than the company average. The company says it is the best October result since 2010. The company continues the rollout of its new Mirage sub compact, though early sales are still minimal compared to the overall result of 4,752. vehicles sold. Year to date Mitsubishi sales slightly lag last year. Most automakers registered double digit sales gains last month. Analysts say the 16-day government shutdown in early October did keep buyers out of showrooms, but they returned in the past two weeks.
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