Mitsubishi Is Done Building Cars in the US - (blog)

The Normal, Illinois, plant, formerly a joint manufacturing venture with Chrysler, has churned out more than 3. 2 million Mitsubishi and Chrysler models since 1988. It is also the only foreign-owned plant on U. S. soil that employs a union... "Following a review of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation's global supply chain, we have been informed it is necessary to end production and seek a strategic buyer for the Normal plant," the company said in a statement. Its best year was 2000, when the plant was at triple capacity churning out more than 222,000 cars. Over the factory's 27-year history, workers assembled a dozen once-popular models: Eclipse (including the Spyder and Plymouth Laser/Eagle Talon twins), Mirage/Eagle Summit, Galant, Endeavor, and the two-door Dodge Avenger, Stratus, and Sebring... Despite incessant rumors, Mitsubishi says it's not pulling a Suzuki , and considers the North American market a "priority. " Mitsubishi isn't the only Japanese automaker to quit U. S. manufacturing. Source: