Mitsubishi boasts big increase in sales

By WEEK Producer

August 1, 2013 Updated Aug 1, 2013 at 6:58 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Mitsubishi motors is cashing in big on the recent up-tick in car purchases.

The company reported a nearly 25 percent increase in overall sales from July of 2012, with the locally made Outlander Sport leading the way.

The crossover vehicle, produced in Normal, showed an increase of more than 41 percent.

July marks eleven consecutive months of sales increases for the Outlander and overall sales are up more than 52 percent year-to-date.