10,532 vehicles were sold between July 1 and September 30, bringing total sales year to date to 29,082 units.
Bucking the trend of the market, which was up only 0.3% and actually down 2% for the month, Mitsubishi Motors UK posted a year-to-date sales increase of 14% and an 18% increase compared to September 2003.
Sales have continued strongly across the range throughout 2004 particularly Mitsubishi’s core 4x4 vehicles such as Shogun, up 28% on last year with 4,978 sales. Shogun Sport continues its run, up 131% on the year with 3,375 sales and 161% on the month with 816 registrations in September.
Launched on July 1 this year Mitsubishi’s new MPV, Grandis, has taken 17% of the petrol MPV segment.
Mitsubishi Motors says it “will easily smash 2003’s record result” and is expected to post a fourth successive year of 20% growth.