Mitsubishi Motors and its principal shareholder DaimlerChrysler are expanding their joint dealerships in China. The two partners plan to open 120 outlets by 2005, three times the current number. They will sell a variety of models, especially DaimlerChrysler minivans and Mitsubishi sport-utility vehicles.
Mitsubishi Motors' Japanese rivals are all increasing their dealership presence in China. Honda Motor has 130 dealerships, set to rise to 200 by the end of 2003, and Nissan Motor is soon expected to own 100 outlets. Meanwhile, Mazda is to double its total by the year-end from 85 at present.