Report: Mitsubishi won’t follow Suzuki’s departure from the United States

Following Suzuki’s announcement that it will be withdrawing from the U.S. market, Mitsubishi is the only struggling Japanese automaker with the fewest sales in the United States.

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Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko said that he has no plans to leave the United States market, denying reports of the company following Suzuki’s steps.

“We have no intention whatsoever of withdrawing from the U.S. market,” Masuko said in an interview with Automotive News. “The U.S. market is a very important market.”

Mitsubishi’s sales dropped 29 percent to 50,103 units through the first 10 months of 2012. U.S. sales for the company peaked at 345,111 in 2002.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews