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Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? #5408915 04/20/20 06:27 PM
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Mitsubishi has not been doing well in the US market recently. It’s CEO has said they could leave the country. After the recession that will come from this pandemic, do you think that this is the last time you will see Mitsubishi in this country?

Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408920 04/20/20 06:32 PM
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Unless they merge and have some sort of strategic partnership. They used to be joined at the hip with Chrysler. I'm thinking a consortium of Ford,Nissan and Mitsubishi going forward to be relevant. I think the auto manufacturers are all going to have to become bigger through mergers to compete globally in future markets, sort of like the oil companies already have done.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408923 04/20/20 06:33 PM
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I see more small Mitsubishi box trucks on the road than their passenger vehicles.

Not surprised if they leave the American market.

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Originally Posted by sloinker
Unless they merge and have some sort of strategic partnership. They used to be joined at the hip with Chrysler. I'm thinking a consortium of Ford,Nissan and Mitsubishi going forward to be relevant. I think the auto manufacturers are all going to have to become bigger through mergers to compete globally in future markets, sort of like the oil companies already have done.




Mitsubishi is part of the Nissan Renault Group.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408937 04/20/20 06:45 PM
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As an outside observer I have noticed the US has a smaller range of all vehicles available to consumers than other countries...eg NZ. Used to be the US was the biggest market and everyone wanted to sell there. But with so many restrictions to comply with, I don't think some can be bothered to make a US only model, the market in the rest of the world is much bigger now. Mitsubishi does very well in the rest of the world.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408939 04/20/20 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by parimento1
Mitsubishi has not been doing well in the US market recently. It’s CEO has said they could leave the country. After the recession that will come from this pandemic, do you think that this is the last time you will see Mitsubishi in this country?


Mitsu is a huge company with many lines of business that barely exists in the US car market these days.
Were they to leave now I wouldn't be surprised.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408943 04/20/20 06:48 PM
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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: PimTac] #5408946 04/20/20 06:51 PM
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Unless they merge and have some sort of strategic partnership. They used to be joined at the hip with Chrysler. I'm thinking a consortium of Ford,Nissan and Mitsubishi going forward to be relevant. I think the auto manufacturers are all going to have to become bigger through mergers to compete globally in future markets, sort of like the oil companies already have done.




Mitsubishi is part of the Nissan Renault Group.


I did not know that. Isn't FCA buying Renault...or something like that? Maybe it was another European automaker. I could research it myself but what's the fun in that?


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: sloinker] #5408952 04/20/20 06:55 PM
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Unless they merge and have some sort of strategic partnership. They used to be joined at the hip with Chrysler. I'm thinking a consortium of Ford,Nissan and Mitsubishi going forward to be relevant. I think the auto manufacturers are all going to have to become bigger through mergers to compete globally in future markets, sort of like the oil companies already have done.




Mitsubishi is part of the Nissan Renault Group.


I did not know that. Isn't FCA buying Renault...or something like that? Maybe it was another European automaker. I could research it myself but what's the fun in that?




FCA got bought by Peugeot Group.

Lots of consolidating going on.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408953 04/20/20 06:55 PM
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You hate to see another choice go away, but no one is buying the Mirage and even their CUV/SUV line is irrelevant. They'd have been better off if they built CUVs/SUVs for Nissan, FCA, etc.. sort of like the old days.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: parimento1] #5408954 04/20/20 06:56 PM
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Hope not.

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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: Silk] #5408956 04/20/20 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Silk
As an outside observer I have noticed the US has a smaller range of all vehicles available to consumers than other countries...eg NZ. Used to be the US was the biggest market and everyone wanted to sell there. But with so many restrictions to comply with, I don't think some can be bothered to make a US only model, the market in the rest of the world is much bigger now. Mitsubishi does very well in the rest of the world.





Exactly. I’ve been in places where 20-30% of the vehicles on the roads were Mitsubishi. They have a lot of success in developing markets and developed markets in Asia for example.


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The Mirages sell like hotcakes. I expect them to really sell well with the economy in a downturn.


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Re: Will Mitsubishi Leave the US Market? [Re: Silk] #5408968 04/20/20 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Silk
As an outside observer I have noticed the US has a smaller range of all vehicles available to consumers than other countries...eg NZ. Used to be the US was the biggest market and everyone wanted to sell there. But with so many restrictions to comply with, I don't think some can be bothered to make a US only model, the market in the rest of the world is much bigger now. Mitsubishi does very well in the rest of the world.


Agree, it is sad what a limited selection we have compared to other countries. Protectionism... It is a deep and sordid topic, but as an enthusiast w/ a taste for niche vehicles one of the end results is that smaller, niche manufacturers are effectively shut out of the market to the detriment of the consumer.

Funny, I was just looking at a very nice, survivor 1988 Dodge Raider/Mitsubishi Montero as a car for the vacation place... Those are great and capable little vehicles and I probably won't see to many others coming around the corner.


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Hope not.

Fewer choices are worse for all of us.

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