Friday, August 24th, 2012 - Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited finished the first half of 2012 with solid June sales, recording impressive figures across the SUV and PU/CC 4X4 segments.

Triton 4x4 was the standout performer in June with 1,675 units, a remarkable 48.9 percent growth on June 2011. This result strengthened the Triton's position as the third best-selling utility in a highly competitive PU/CC 4x4 segment.

With total SUV sales of 2,503, MMAL experienced strong growth of 13 percent over June 2011. Sales of the legendary Pajero surged with 795 units, a 23.5 percent increase in a revitalised Large SUV segment.

MMAL's city-sized ASX continued to be a robust performer with 736 units, while the Challenger recorded growth of 19.5 percent against June 2011 with 270 units. Outlander recorded a solid month with 702 units, rounding out MMAL's outstanding total SUV result in June.

In the Small Vehicle segment Lancer contributed significantly to MMAL's sales result with 1,628 units.

Vice-president of sales, Anthony Casey, said MMAL is focused on long-term steady growth, with the second half of 2012 set to kick-start a busy 18 months of new and refreshed products.

"MMAL are looking forward to an exciting second half of the year with a number of updates and launches, starting with the new-look ASX, followed closely by the all-new Outlander and the launch of our brand new light car, the Mirage," Casey said.

According to VFACTS figures, MMAL sold 31,139 new cars during the first sixth months of the year, resulting in a 5.7 percent market share.

For further information contact:
Caitlin Beale
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: 08 8275 7250
Mobile: 0417 243 719
[email protected]

Shona Connolly
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Phone: 08 8275 2676
[email protected]

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world's largest companies.



The company's history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi's Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.



Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.



Mitsubishi Motors works hard to develop cars that provide comfort, space, flexibility and safety; Outlander is one of them, including a range of advanced technologies such as Super All Wheel Control, Smart Keu and Bluetooth hands-free.


Caitlin Beale
P: 08 8275 7250
M: +61 0417 243 719
W: www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/

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