Mitsubishi car sales up 10.8 percent in 2012

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Mitsubishi car sales rose 10.8 percent on year to 148,981 units in 2012, PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motor, the sole agent for Mitsubishi cars in Indonesia, said.

The company attributed the rise in total sales mainly to a strong growth in the sales of passenger cars.

Sales of passenger cars surged to 22,463 units in 2012 from 13,935 units in 2011, the company said in a news release issued on Friday.

Outlander Sport and Mirage, a new model of passenger cars launched in 2012 made a significant contribution to the rise in sales of Mitsubishi passenger cars, it said.

Sales of Pajero Sport, a passenger car of Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) type, reached 13,935 units, it said.

Meanwhile commercial cars Colt L300 and Strada Triton had a 68.6 percent and 35.5 percent shares of the market of car of their respective types.

Sales of Mitsubishi Colt Diesel trucks reached a monthly record of 6,062 units in October.

Altogether Mitsubishi has the third largest share of car market in the country after Toyota and Daihatsu.