L300 Helped Mitsubishi PH Maintain 2nd Spot In Auto Sales
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L300 Helped Mitsubishi PH Maintain 2nd Spot In Auto Sales

The Mitsubishi L300 with its updated diesel engine helped Mitsubishi maintain its position as the country's 2nd best-selling automaker.

Despite the implementation of a 2 week Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Manila, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan last August, the dependable Mitsubishi L300 still showed a strong monthly sales performance of 699 units sold which translates to a 35% increase versus its July retail sales of 517. The rising demand for utility vans may be attributed to the steady recovery of the economy and the growing business for delivery services.

Overall, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) capped off the month of August with a total of 2,621 units retaining its 2nd spot in the automotive industry. The Mitsubishi Xpander is the 2nd best-selling model with a 620 unit sales followed by the Mitsubishi Strada with 564.

“We at Mitsubishi Motors Philippine Corporation are optimistic that the economy will continue to improve in the succeeding months. We are geared to provide better offerings to the market to support their vehicle needs during these trying times. For the Mirage G4 and L300 which both are proudly Filipino-made, we rolled back its prices as far as 7 years to make it more affordable to the market.” – said by Mr. Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, President and CEO of MMPC.

The Mitsubishi L300 was given a major update in 2019. It is now powered by a Euro 4 4N14 CRDI and turbocharged diesel engine, which is also the same diesel engine used in the Eclipse Cross, ASX, just to name a few. This new engine has been tuned specifically for the L300 to deliver 99 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. As a result of this new powertrain, the L300 now has a higher payload capacity of 1,085 kg.

Currently, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation is offering the Rollback promo which reduces the price of the Mirage G4 GLX MT to just P528,000 and the Mitsubishi L300 (cab and chassis only) to P698,000. 

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