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Old 01-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by XDCX View Post
Does Mitsubishi have a future in the U.S.? I don't think so and I'm even less convinced after reading the article from Automotive News linked in the first post of this thread.
I was amazed when I read that Mitsubishi's plan to keep their assembly plant in Normal, Illinois viable was to build the Outlander Sport there and then export some of the production to Russia, Latin America and the Middle East.

How will Mitsubishi be able to compete with other OEMs who sell vehicles in those markets that build them in plants that are closer to the market with significantly lower labor rates?

To me, Mitsubishi's plans for their Normal, Illinois plant just seem to be a short term effort to keep the plant operational so they can find a buyer.
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