As reported by the New York Times, Mitsubishi will discontinue its Galant model, which demonstrates low sales and as a result a weak demand. The slow-selling sedan will be kicked off the portfolio by 2013. The Galant is not the only one, which will be buried. Mitsubishi also plans to discontinue Eclipse model and Endeavor SUV.
Currently Mitsubishi is in a hurry with its electric vehicles. In November the Japanese automaker is going to start delivering i-MiEV. The first will be California, Hawaii and other Western States to receive these electric cars. The Japanese automaker plans to have not less than six new plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles by 2015. It is also rumored that in 2012 Mitsubishi will bring its green Outlander Sport to the United States.
Currently the Normal facility in Illinois is busy with production of the Galants, as well as two other models, which are to be discontinued. The Normal plant is equipped for production of about 250,000 units. The latest reports demonstrate only 30,000 or 40,000 rolls off the production line. The auto manufacturer wants Illinois facility to build the Outlander and Outlander Sport models.