Mitsubishi today announced that production of the compact Outlander Sport Crossover Utility will be moving to its Normal, Illinois plant in mid-2012. The announcement was made this morning at a ceremony at the plant featuring MMNA President Shinichi Kurihara, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn, and UAW International President Bob King. About 1,000 of MMNA’s 1,300 employees are members of the UAW.
Kurihara said that the movement of the production of the Outlander Sport, which is currently built in Japan, to its Normal plant shows MMC’s commitment to the United States market.
Mitsubishi Motors remains fully committed to producing vehicles in Normal. We will build vehicles here not just for the United States, but for many nations around the world.”
Kurihara also said that about half of the Outlanders produced will be exported.
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:
– By: Omar Rana