|A lot rides on the Outlander's shoulders|
The 19th largest car producer is very much a made in Asia brand. It used to share a plant in the Netherlands with Volvo but found going it alone too much and closed that. It also had a plant in common with Chrysler in the US but now that it tries to keep it going without a partner is again not cost effective, so the US plant is to go as well.
That will leave virtually all capacity in Asia. That isn't a disaster but will work against the company being a global success. There are benefits to having factories in a region that you want to be a big selling car maker. Countries such as Thailand will be an important part of the picture as an exporting hub.
However, Mitsubishi is a stand alone car maker and its hard to see where it goes from here. Maybe Asia/Pacific will be enough to keep it viable with marginal presence in other regions. Only 1.5% of all cars/LCVs made is challenging for profitability in this cash hungry, volume driven industry.
Data source: OICA.