DETROIT (AP) -- Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. will end a contract with Chrysler LLC to build a midsize pickup truck at the end of 2010.
Mitsubishi spokesman Dan Irvin said Chrysler now builds the Raider pickup for Mitsubishi at its Warren, Mich., truck plant. The Raider is a rebadged Dodge Dakota pickup, and neither the Mitsubishi nor the Dodge have sold well of late.
"There's no plan for us at this time to continue that product beyond 2010," Irvin said Thursday.
Chrysler spokesman Bryan Zvibleman, asked if the company will build the Dakota beyond 2010, would say only that it will be built for the forseeable future.
Mitsubishi sold only 2,935 Raiders last year, down 65 percent from the previous year. Dakota sales were down 49 percent, at 26,044, according to Autodata Corp.
Mitsubishi and Chrysler still have a joint factory in Dundee, Mich., that builds four-cylinder engines for both automakers, and Irvin said that would continue.