Toyota may be storming away from the competition in Australian automotive sales but the good news isn?t exclusively theirs. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) have released their sales figures for October and recorded their tenth straight month of sales increases. On a year-to-date basis, MMAL has recorded a solid sales increase of 20.6 percent against the market average of 8.6 percent, and confirmed market share at 6.2 percent.
The most impressive performer was the all-new CJ Lancer, which arrived in Mitsubishi's Australian show rooms on October 12th and the sales which followed were impressive, with 1,446 vehicles sold in the last two-and-a-half weeks of October. It goes without saying that MMAL are eagerly anticipating the figures for the new Lancer's first full month of sales.
"With strong figures across the board and the introduction of new models, we are continuing to build a broad sales base and consolidate our market share. And with the recent launch of the all-new Lancer, plus the upcoming Outlander update and the addition of a diesel 4x2 to our Triton range, we forecast this trend will continue in November and through into next year",said Robert McEniry, Mitsubishi's President and CEO
Other vehicles in the local Mitsubishi line-up performed consistently, including the Pajero four-wheel drive (531 sales), up 50.3 percent year-to-date and the locally-manufactured 380 sedan, which recorded 1,100 sales for the month.