Mitsubishi Motors North America finished the sales year strongly with a 56% increase for December. That's well above the 4% average industry increase for the month.The company with an assembly plant in Normal says it was the best December result in seven years thanks to new model Outlander and Mirage sales. The Outlander Sport made in Normal was the company's top model seller. Overall sales for Mitsubishi were above 6,000 for the month, the first time the company has had back to back months at that level in a couple years. The amount is still very small compared to most U.S. auto sellers. Mitsubishi sales for the full year were up by about 7%, similar to Ford and GM results for 2013. Industry wide, December is often a strong month for luxury car sales and an improving economy boosted sales of pickup trucks in the U.S.
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