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Fuel-Efficient Lancer Leads Mitsubishi to 15.5% May Increase


Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) today reported May sales of 13,651 units, up 15.5% from last May’s total of 11,821.* It marks Mitsubishi’s biggest month of sales in more than two years (March 2005).

Sales of the all-new fuel-efficient Lancer more than tripled compared to last May, up 228% at 4,028.

“Every day more consumers are discovering that Lancer may be their best choice in the compact sedan segment for its combination of fuel-efficiency, safety, performance, styling, and overall value,” said MMNA CEO Hiroshi Harunari. “The same can be said for our all-new Outlander crossover SUV that continues to sell very well.”

Last month marked the best May sales for Mitsubishi in three years. Year-to-date, Mitsubishi sales are up 18.6% compared to January-May 2006.

Other May sales highlights:


Lancer sales are up 94% year-to-date.

Outlander sales more than doubled compared to May 2006, up 123.6%. Outlander sales are up 131% year-to-date.

Eclipse Spyder convertible sales were up 26.0% from May 2006, and 83% year-to-date.

For seven consecutive months - and ten of the last eleven months - Mitsubishi sales have increased compared to the same month of the prior year.

* -- the DSR increase for May was 11.0%, with 26 selling days in May 2007, and 25 selling days in May 2006.


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