Joliet, IL (PRWEB) June 16, 2011
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) recently reported May 2011 sales of 7,568 units, an increase of 59.8% compared to May 2010. The sales team at Bill Jacobs Mitsubishi were not surprised by the numbers. As the leading used and new Mitsubishi dealership in Joliet, Illinois and surrounding areas, they see first hand the consumer interest in Mitsubishi vehicles.
"Since January, we have dramatically and consistently improved our sales and reached a new base level," said MMNA President & CEO Yoichi Yokozawa. "In fact, each of the past four months has seen higher volume than any month since October 2008."
It was Mitsubishi's highest May sales total in three years (May 2008) and the ninth consecutive month that the company has achieved a year-over-year sales increase. Year-to date sales are up 60.7%, which is better than a lot of other car companies are doing.
Other May sales highlights for Mitsubishi Motors include:
● Lancer sales up 1.5% and Lancer Evolution sales up 8.6% for the year.
● Galant sales increased 166% in May compared to the prior year and are up more than 90% year-to-date.
● Endeavor sales improved more than 43% in May and are up 102% year-to-date.
● May sales of vehicles manufactured at the Normal, Illinois, plant were almost three times (up 197%) May 2010 sales and have almost doubled (up 97%) the first five months of the year.
"It is no accident that our rapid sales rise coincides with the launch of Outlander Sport, with its fuel efficient powertrain which meets today's consumer demand," said Yokozawa.
Outlander Sport sales in May 2011 were among the highest since the vehicle was introduced last October.
"We have had an overwhelming response to our new 'World's Most Dangerous Roads' advertising for the Outlander Family and preparations are being made to put our exciting, all-new, all-electric Mitsubishi 'i' on sale later this year," Yokozawa added. "We expect our outstanding sales momentum to increase."
Local Illinois residents who are interested in any of the new Mitsubishi models are encouraged to stop by Bill Jacobs Mitsubishi. As the leading Mitsubishi dealer in Joliet, Illinois, they can answer any questions consumers might have about the Mitsubishi lineup for 2011 and beyond. When it comes to sales, service, and selection of vehicles, Bill Jacobs Mitsubishi is hard to beat.