Mitsubishi could put some its slow-selling models out of misery by killing them off as the Japanese carmaker has reportedly decided to concentrate on building small cars that can be sold worldwide.
According to AutoWeek.com, the future of the Galant midsize sedan, the Eclipse sports car, and the Endeavor crossover sport utility vehicle are uncertain as Mitsubishi’s top priority is to produce a global small car that the company could sell in the United States by the end of 2012.
AutoWeek.com added that the Galant could either be replaced or dropped by Mitsubishi Motors by 2012 or 2013. Since the Eclipse shares the same platform as the Galant, it could also be dropped or get a major change also for 2012 or 2013.
The Endeavor, meanwhile, could be junked by Mitsubishi as it hasn’t been selling very well and doesn’t fit with the company’s new emphasis on global small cars and electric vehicles.
Besides these three models, Mitsubishi will reportedly make no model changes or additions other than what the company has already revealed. These are to sell the Outlander Sport--locally known as the ASX-- later in the United States this year, and the i-MiEV electric vehicle which Mitsubishi also plans to sell in the US by late 2012.