I guess we can’t all have the big slice of the pie and, sadly, Mitsubishi got the crumbs when it came to the U.S. car market.
In order to do better next year, the Japanese plan to move some of their production facilities stateside.
The report sees how the Japanese change priorities for their Normal, Illinois facility. Instead of building problematic slow sellers like the Galant, Endeavor and Eclipse three diamond badged cars could have a different stance when built in America.
By 2013, Mitsubishi could retool, retrain its employees and fulfill all the necessary preparations in order to accommodate the production of a new platform of cars.
Mind you, when I say a new platform, I’m just referring to a new platform for this particular Normal, Illinois plant. In reality, the platform is the same the company uses to underpin the Mitsubishi Lancer, the Mitsubishi Outlander, and the families of these models.
That’s all fine and dandy but what is relatively difficult to understand what the Japanese plan to do with the rest of their Mitsubishi lineup. Specifically the products that are going to be removed from production where they are now.