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Mitsubishi Reports Big May Sales Gains; All-Electric Model Slumping

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:19:28 CDT
By: Willis Kern

Mitsubishi Reports Big May Sales Gains; All-Electric Model Slumping
Mistubishi is reporting solid sales for May. The Japanese automaker with a plant in Normal says its sales were 7,269. That's a 54% increase over May of last year. The Outlander Sport crossover utility vehicle built in Normal was the company's top seller, with 2,820rolling out of showrooms last month. That's a 24% increase from a year ago.

So far this year, North American sales of Mitsubishi vehicles are outpacing last year by 33%. Mitsubishi Motors North America Vice President Don Swearingen says the robust May follows a stellar April and he expects the momentum to continue this month. Sales of the all-electric I-Miev declined to 35 units last month compared to 91 in May of last year.

   

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