Mitsubishi will roll assembling cars in the U.S.

Mitsubishi will roll assembling cars in the U.S.

Leonid Popov, 1 hour ago. Photo: Mitsubishi/Daniel Acker

The plant in question was built almost three decades ago, even in the time of cooperation of Mitsubishi and Chrysler. At first it was a joint venture (50:50), and since 1991, wholly owned by Mitsubishi.

In August the company Mitsubishi Motors expiring contract with the Union of automobile workers of America (UAW), which provides for hourly employees sole U.S. factory Mitsubishi. The UAW representative stated that the Union has heard nothing about a new contract, but I hope the negotiations. Mitsubishi Motors North America declined to comment, but the Nikkei claims that the firm plans to curtail production of cars in the U.S., and the plant in Normal (Illinois) — to sell.

SUV Outlander Sport (in the USA model is denoted ASX) is the most popular Mitsubishi model in the States of the proposed five.

It’s not quite expected move, given that the sales of the brand in the U.S. for the first half of 2015 grew by 25%, specifically model Outlander Sport, which is on the conveyor in the Normal (nothing more to collect), added six months 17%. However, the logic in the refusal of the plant is: his power is severely underused. In 2000 he released 222 649 cars, and in 2014 — only 69 178. According to information from Nikkei, the closure of the plant in Normal — it’s part of a strategy to focus efforts on the Asian market. Although this does not mean care brand from America, where Mitsubishi is hoping for further growth.

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