Mitsubishi reports best sales month in nearly six years

By WEEK Producer

April 1, 2014 Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- Mitsubishi announced Tuesday that their March 2014 sales totals are the best the company has seen in almost six years.

Mitsubishi reported selling almost 9,000 units, a 70 percent increase over last March. It was the best month of sales for the car manufacturer since August 2008.

“We’re extremely pleased to see what we can do when the entire Mitsubishi organization puts it all together for a month,” said Mitsubishi Motors North America EVP of Sales, Don Swearingen. “We are encouraged that consumers are proving that the mix of safety and fuel efficiency that we’re offering in our brand is what they want."

Outlander Sport sales were up 33.7 percent for the month and are up 37 percent year-to-date.