"Speaking to Automotive News, Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko said, "We have no intention whatsoever of withdrawing from the US market." That's about as clear as clear can get. It's also worth mentioning that Gayu Uesugi was just named chairman of Mitsubishi Motors North America, and his main responsibility will be to revitalize the brand in the US."
Mitsubishi is not a small company as a whole, but maybe they'd benefit from allying themselves with Mazda and share on some costs. Mitsubishi has pretty good potential, actually. They just need to get the right products out. The Concept-ZT seemed like the obvious next generation Galant but simply never happened. I don't know what the problem at Mitsubishi is.