2021 (Full Year) USA: Mitsubishi Motors Sales by Model

In 2021, Mitsubishi Motors of North America increased car sales in the USA by 17% with the Outlander Sport the top-selling model.

In 2021, Mitsubishi Motors of North America increased car sales in the USA by 17% with the Outlander Sport the top-selling model.
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In full-year 2021, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) total car sales in the USA were 102,037, an increase of 16.8% over 2020, and the fourth time the brand has topped 100,000 sales since 2007.

Each month of the fourth quarter was noteworthy, with October’s total sales representing the best October since 2007, November being the second-best since 2006, and December being the third-best since 2006.

Demand outstripped supply throughout the year, especially on the fast-moving Outlander.  As the entire auto industry is experiencing, MMNA’s inventory going into the new year remains far below ideal levels and well below customer demand.

Mitsubishi USA Sales by Model in 2021 (Full Year)

Mitsubishi America car sales by model in the USA were as follows in 2021:

Outlander Sport34,21628,836
Outlander PHEV2,2501,964
Eclipse Cross8,94710,319

MMNA’s flagship vehicle, the all-new 2022 Outlander, led the brand’s sales success.  Outlander started the fourth quarter strong, with retail October sales representing a best-ever October.  The vehicle went on to post its best-ever retail monthly sales performance in the 20-year history of the nameplate in December, leading to a record of 12,606 total sales for the quarter.  For the full calendar year, Outlander posted 33,883 total sales, an increase of 24.9% over the previous year, and representing 33.2% of the brand’s total volume.

Strong full-year total sales results were posted by much of Mitsubishi Motors’ recently refreshed line-up, despite continued supply challenges: Mirage/Mirage G4 sales of 22,741 represented an increase of 18.8%; Outlander Sport sales of 34,216 represented an increase of 18.7%; Outlander PHEV sales of 2,250 represented an increase of 14.6%.

Mitsubishi USA Sales Highlights in 2021

  • Mitsubishi Motors debuted the all-new 2022 Outlander flagship SUV in February 2021, the best-equipped, most connected vehicle the company has ever sold.  The vehicle has since been named a Wards 10 Best Interiors winner, “Vehicle of the Year” by Victory & Reseda and earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
  • Mitsubishi Motors placed third among 32 automotive brands in the 2021 JD Power Initial Quality Study, which denotes vehicle quality from car buyers following 90-days of ownership.  Additionally, Outlander Sport placed second overall in the Small SUV segment.  The company also placed third in the JD Power 2021 Customer Service Index Study.
  • Mitsubishi Motors was named the Most-Improved Brand in Reputation‘s “2021 Automotive Reputation Report” – which analyzed 35,000 automotive OEM brands, dealer groups and dealerships across the United States, Canada and Europe.
  • Following the launch of the 2022 Outlander, Mitsubishi unveiled an all-new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant with North American sales planned for the second half of 2022.  The vehicle, which historically has been one of the best-selling PHEVs worldwide, underscores Mitsubishi’s environmental commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050, also announced this year.

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2021 (Full Year)

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Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2021 (Full Year):

Note: Sales data as provided by manufacturers. Definitions may vary.

About Mitsubishi Motors North America

Through a network of approximately 330 dealer partners across the United States, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for the sales, marketing and customer service of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in the U.S. MMNA was the top-ranked Japanese brand in the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality study, ranking third overall and tied with Lexus. In its Environmental Targets 2030, MMNA’s parent company Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has set a goal of a 40 percent reduction in the CO2 emissions of its new cars by 2030 through leveraging EVs — with PHEVs as the centerpiece — to help create a sustainable society.

With headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, and corporate operations in California, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas, Florida and Virginia, MMNA directly and indirectly employs more than 8,000 people across the United States

About the author:

Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in online writing. His best-selling cars website has been reporting car sales statistics since 2008 with classic car auction prices focusing on the most expensive automobiles sold at public auctions in the past decade. He also owns the travel websites European-Traveler.com and Lake Geneva Switzerland. Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.