Mitsubishi closes design center in Cypress, Cali.

Mitsubishi this week closed down its design center in Cypress, California laying off about 60 employees in the process. Mitsubishi said that it is focusing on consolidating its design work to its main corporate headquarters in Tokyo.

A small design center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and one in Germany will remain open with a reduced staff.

“The company”s commitment has been to design global vehicles, and having a single design studio is consistent with that strategy,” Dan Irvin, a spokesman for Mitsubishi Motors North America.

Irvin said that Mitsubishi will keep its Cypress headquarter open. The office employs a total of 470 people.

Source: LA Times