Sales records tumble in December for Mitsubishi Motors Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has achieved its highest December sales on record, with total sales of 9,019 units for the month taking the brand to fourth overall in the market.

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According to official VFACTS figures published today, Mitsubishi’s SUV range led the sales charge this month with the ASX outperforming all - taking the title of the best-selling small SUV in the market for 2017 with 19,403 units sold.

In the medium SUV segment, the Outlander had a record December sales of 1,486 units a 31.5% lift over the 2016 December result.

The Pajero Sport achieved its highest monthly total with 1,164 sold in December, the highest sales on record and an almost 40% lift in volume on December 2016.

The ever-popular Triton 4x4 continued to sell strongly with the sales growing over 14% on 2016, boosted by a strong December sales result of 2,462.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia’s COO, Tony Principe, said it was a strong month to finish off a good calendar year for the brand.

“We’ve worked hard to position our SUV and LCV range in a very competitive market this year and the strong finish to the year reflects the successful outcome of this work.

“We were particularly pleased with our record December sales which were a 33.6% lift on December 2016 giving us a market share of 8.8% and fourth position in the overall market.

“Looking ahead, we will have the first full month of sales of the all-new Eclipse Cross in January which will be a welcome addition to our successful SUV product line-up,” said Mr Principe.