The "Made in the U.S.A." label is pretty important for automakers these days, and Mitsubishi is the latest to join these ranks with production of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport now produced in the company's Normal, Ill. assembly plant. Previously, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was made in Japan, but, for the North American market, the compact crossover is now built in the same plant where the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Galant and Mitsubishi Endeavor were produced until 2012.
Mitsubishi says that it initially plans to build 50,000 Outlander Sport models at the plant with capacity eventually growing to 70,000 units, and half of all these units will be exported to markets outside of North America. In June, Mitsubishi sold 1,461 Outlander Sports which represents a year-to-date increase of 2.6 percent. The refreshed, Made-in-America 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will be on sale at Mitsubishi dealerships early next month.