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Renault-Nissan Outsells VW in First Half of 2017

In what must come with little surprise, Renault-Nissan and VW have been vying to take over Toyota as the world's best selling automobile company. And for the first time, the title belongs to the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In the first half of 2017, the French-Japanese conglomerate sold 5.27 million vehicles to VW Group's 5.115 million. The jump for RNA is largely…

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Mitsubishi's Transformation May Include New Pickup, Sedan For U.S.

With a new controlling interest from Nissan, Mitsubishi is undergoing a rapid transformation. The transformation is being led by Nissan veteran Trevor Mann, the company's new COO and the guy tasked with revitalizing Mitsubishi by leveraging costs savings from sharing with Nissan and deploying new products to grow the brand. In a recent interview with Automotive News Mann outlined some…

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Mitsubishi and Nissan Considering Joint Development of Pickup Trucks

A senior executive has told Reuters that Mitsubishi and parent company Nissan are considering jointly producing pickup trucks in Asia to help reduce costs. In an interview at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi Chief Operating Officer Trevor Mann indicated that the next-generation replacements for the Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton may share the same platform and be manufactured at the…

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Mitsubishi Could Shave Two Doors Off The Eclipse Cross

Just last week Mitsubishi took the wraps off the new Eclipse Cross compact crossover. The new ute is reviving a storied nameplate with the typical four-door crossover motif, but Mitsubishi says more variants of the Eclipse Cross are possible, including a three-door model. Mitsubishi’s Program Director C and D-segment vehicles, Hiroshi Yamauchi told Australia's Motoring that the company has several…

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Here's The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi has taken the wraps off the 2018 Eclipse Cross crossover ahead of next week's slated reveal. The new crossover that features a throwback name will slot into the hot sub-compact crossover segment, competing with the likes of the Nissan Rogue Sport. Back when most of us were kids the Mitsubishi Eclipse was a popular coupe. However, Mitsubishi is basically…

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Mitsubishi Previews New Eclipse

As originally expected, Mitsubishi is bringing back the Eclipse name! But no, it isn't on a sleek sports coupe this time. Instead, the Eclipse Cross will be the brand's new sporty crossover. The new Eclipse Cross will be revealed in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. Despite releasing the teaser, Mitsubishi isn't saying much about the new Eclipse Cross.…

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Mitsubishi Lancer Production Set to End in August

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. executives have indicated that production of the Lancer compact sedan will end in August as the company focuses on the burgeoning crossover market. Mitsubishi delivered just 14,304 Lancers in 2016, a drop of 19 percent over the previous year. The company discontinued the highly-regarded Evolution sports sedan variation of the model in 2015. Once the brand's mainstay,…

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Report: Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi to Combine EV Platforms

A report in the Nikkei newspaper says that Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors will share an electric vehicle platform in order to bring development and production costs more in line with gasoline-powered cars. The news follows announcements of similar strategies from Toyota and Volkswagen, with both companies indicating that they will increase their production of EVs to meet increasingly stringent…

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Mitsubishi Motors to Resume Sales Following Cheating Scandal

Mitsubishi Motors Corp indicated on Friday that it will resume sales of eight of its models in Japan beginning October 1. The Japanese automaker was forced to suspend domestic sales after it admitted to falsifying mileage ratings on 12 of its vehicles, including the Outlander and Pajero sport utility vehicles. The most recent suspension follows a previous two-month sales stoppage…

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