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Mitsubishi leaving North America

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Doesn't seem like there's much news on this yet so I'd hold my breath until official statement.
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No surprise if they leave.
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Excellent. Will be waiting for blowout specials on the Evo.
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Reading comprehension alarm. Ding. Ding.

This is not about Mitsubishi ceasing to sell its vehicles in N. America.

It is merely about them selling an assembly plant in Illinois because it no longer makes sense for them to operate it.

No issue about warranties on existing vehicles, no issue about dealerships closing, no blowouts on Evos.
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Doubtful.
Mitsubishis actually sell well here.
Look around while driving and you'll see a ton of RVRs, outlanders, and mirage.

They might cut back on dealerships, but I don't see them pulling a Suzuki yet.

They're also set to release their outlander PHEV on this continent. It has sold every one built in Europe and Japan, and given how America loves its SUVs, they would dominate the market in sales of efficient SUVs on this continent.

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Thanks to macnut for clarifying. Article hadn't loaded in forever on my phone, so couldn't read it.
That makes much more sense.
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macnut wrote: Reading comprehension alarm. Ding. Ding.

This is not about Mitsubishi ceasing to sell its vehicles in N. America.

It is merely about them selling an assembly plant in Illinois because it no longer makes sense for them to operate it.

No issue about warranties on existing vehicles, no issue about dealerships closing, no blowouts on Evos.
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote: Excellent. Will be waiting for blowout specials on the Evo.
What evo? Mistu indicated they were not making any more, 2014 were the last ones no?
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Are they opening a new plant somewhere else? Usually plant closures either mean demand is decreasing or they've found a cheaper alternative (ex: Mexico)
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uber_shnitz wrote: Are they opening a new plant somewhere else? Usually plant closures either mean demand is decreasing or they've found a cheaper alternative (ex: Mexico)
Their Diamond Star Motors plant in Illinois is running at about a third of the capacity it was producing in the 90s. Their only successful model being made there is the RVR, and even then, on the volume it has it makes more sense to bring from Japan or Brazil where it's also made.
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koffey wrote: What evo? Mistu indicated they were not making any more, 2014 were the last ones no?
Dude, you want mitsubishi to close down the only racing heritage vehicle they have?

http://www.mitsubishi-motors.ca/en/vehi ... trims/gsr/

The GSR and MR trim is still being made in abundance. Test drove one last week when I was getting my Outlander serviced.
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masarwar wrote: Dude, you want mitsubishi to close down the only racing heritage vehicle they have?

http://www.mitsubishi-motors.ca/en/vehi ... trims/gsr/

The GSR and MR trim is still being made in abundance. Test drove one last week when I was getting my Outlander serviced.
Truth is, Mitsu is no longer making the Evo. What is left are left overs of the Evo X.

"In late March 2014, Mitsubishi spokeswoman Namie Koketsu issued a press release stating "Mitsubishi Motors does not have any plans to design a successor with the current concept, as a high-performance four-wheel drive gasoline-powered sedan. Mitsubishi Motors will explore the possibilities of high-performance models that incorporate electric vehicle technology.", marking Mitsubishi's exit from the manufacturer of performance vehicles"
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While this is only about a factory closing in the States. I do imagine they will be out of the Canadian marketplace in the near future.

They don't make a single desirable car and have to use tricks to sell them.

Sadly I think Volvo will go oneday too
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no way they leaving, evo is too popular..one of best car in its class with wrx sti
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DJ_Peanuts22 wrote: Excellent. Will be waiting for blowout specials on the Evo.
No more EVOs around.. The ones for sale have sky rocketed in resale value
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Why would Mitsu pull out of the Canadian market? Their CUVs actually sell pretty well. Their Lancer lineup is a no go however. Haven't seen a mirage in recent memory either. But plenty of RVRs and Outlanders on the road.
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george__ wrote: No more EVOs around.. The ones for sale have sky rocketed in resale value
No more Evos around? Dealerships in Alberta have lots of 14/15 Evos, not sure about the situation in ON.2015 is the last year of the Evo.

Resale hasn't been affected at all. Resale was the same a couple years ago as it is today
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george__ wrote: No more EVOs around.. The ones for sale have sky rocketed in resale value
lolwut

They've been offering $2500 cash discount on EVO GSR's for the last few months. They're not selling well at all in Ontario as most people are buying the new STi. Those are flying off lots.

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