Mitsubishi quits US production

MITSUBISHI has announced it will no longer build cars in North America. The company will put its Normal, Illinois, plant up for sale and hopes it will be taken over, not shut down. The plant, which opened in 1988 in partnership with Chrysler, has built everything from Eclipse to Mirage and Galant, as well as Dodge Avenger and Sebring. It follows Mitsubishi’s abysmal performance in the US, with fewer than 50,000 sales in 2014, far from its 345,000 peak in 2002.