NORMAL, Ill., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has started U.S. production of the popular Outlander Sport compact crossover model at the company’s vehicle manufacturing plant in the American Midwest.
The new 2013 Outlander Sport will begin shipping to U.S. dealerships in early August with a starting MSRP of $19,170.
Located in Normal, Illinois, this automobile plant is set to kick off production with 50,000 Outlander Sport units annually with a target of eventually producing as many as 70,000 units of the compact crossover — Mitsubishi’s best-selling vehicle in North America — each year. Half of these American-made 2013 Outlander Sport units are destined to be exported to various markets outside of North America.
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover was named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Production of the updated 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover from the Normal, Illinois plant will help the company to meet consumer demand in both the North American and overseas markets.