We can now officially put a fork in the short-lived Mitsubishi Raider pickup. It's done. Mitsubishi and Chrysler, the company that actually assembles the Raider pickup that's little more than a restyled Dodge Dakota, have jointly admitted that the midsize truck's contract will not be renewed. Mitsubishi is not currently planning on offering a new vehicle to fill the departed truck's spot in the lineup.
This revelation goes right along with remarks made by CEO Osamu Masuko, who suggested that his company would refocus all its efforts on small, fuel efficient cars, hybrids and electric vehicles. In any case, neither Mitsubishi nor Dodge is going to miss the vehicle all that much since sales for all of last year totaled under 3,000 units. Rest in peace, Raider.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]