Is this the death of the family sedan? Mitsubishi announces that it will stop selling the Lancer in Australia as motorists switch to SUVs
- Mitsubishi has confirmed that it will not replace the Lancer when the dealers' stocks run out
- Since the opening in 1980 there is no sedan for sale in Australia anymore
- The Japanese car giant stopped selling the slowly sold Mirage sedan three years ago
- SUVs represent nearly 45 percent of all vehicles sold in Australia in 2019
Mitsubishi will soon stop selling its Lancer model in Australia, as an increasing number of motorists are closing and opting for SUVs.
Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer of the Japanese car giant, was in Australia last week looking at which cars it sold locally.
He told figures from the car industry that when the existing stock at dealerships was used up, the Lancer would no longer be available.
Mitsubishi will soon stop selling the Lancer in Australia as an increasing number of motorists dump the sedan and opt for SUV's and utes. This means that for the first time since 1980, when it started selling cars in Australia, Mitsubishi would no longer have a sedan in its range
This means that Mitsubishi has no sedan in its Australian product line for the first time since it started selling cars here in 1980, when the Sigma sedan soon became a top seller.
The Japanese production of the Lancer for the Australian market stopped in December 2017.
In 2016, Mitsubishi stopped selling the Mirage sedan due to the slow sale.
The company's chief director in Australia, John Signoriello, confirmed that the hatch version of the Mirage would be sold.
The Triton ute is Mitsubishi's best-selling vehicle in Australia and will be on sales charts at nine o'clock in August, according to Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries data.
In 2016, Mitsubishi stopped selling the Mirage sedan due to the slow sale. The CEO of the company in John Signoriello, Australia, confirmed that the Mirage section would continue to be sold
The ASX, a hatch with increased ground clearance, is Mitsubishi's next most popular car and reflects a changing market in which SUV & # 39; s represented nearly 45 percent of new vehicle sales in Australia in 2019.
Traditional passenger cars, with a lower ground clearance, now represent only 30 percent of the vehicle market – two years after SUVs sold them out for the first time.
With the economy growing the slowest since the global financial crisis ten years ago, total vehicle sales in August were 10.1 percent weaker compared to a year earlier.
Sedan and car sales with hatches took an even bigger hit and dived with 16.7 percent.
The ASX, a hatch with increased ground clearance, is the next most popular Mitsubishi car, with SUVs representing almost 45 percent of sales of new vehicles in Australia in 2019 to date
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