It’s no secret that Mitsubishi has joined forces with Nissan, which can only be described as a major event in both brands’ history. Although it’s still early in the two brand’s relationship, speculation is already flying. In fact, Mitsubishi Australia seems fairly confident that the merger could bring a new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to the road.
The joint efforts of Nissan and Mitsubishi will ultimately aim to create a stronger passenger car lineup. The next-generation cars could ride on Nissan-Renault’s modular CFM architecture, a system which could save money and make a new Lancer Evo a possibility too.
The two brands will also share technology, which will make introducing new technologies into vehicles a more cost-effective process. By joining forces with Nissan, Mitsubishi lands among the top three automotive groups in the world, based on sales.
That gives the brand a lot more capital and flexibility. Considering the Lancer Evo was cut from the lineup for cost reasons, it isn’t out of the question that we could see a return in the future.
Mitsubishi confirmed that it is set to work on a new Lancer and Triton truck. Reviving a famed performance car could be a great way to set the tone for the company’s future.
We here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi hope that we’ll see a new Lancer Evo sooner rather than later!
We at Don Robinson Mitsubishi are excited and intrigued by the announcement that Mitsubishi has formed an alliance with Renault-Nissan. Renault-Nissan has purchased a 34% controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which makes the partnership mirror the decision in 1999 which created Renault-Nissan.
The two automakers have created and signed a Basic Agreement which is an outline of the parameters of the partnership. Budgets may now have a stronger bottom line, since costs will now be lowered. This is due to the fact that both brands are now going to be making joint purchases and joint plant utilization.
In addition to benefiting the budget for both Mitsubishi and Nissan, Mitsubishi and Nissan will share technological and engineering developments. This will help to create even better automobiles and allow for common vehicle platforms.
Nissan and Mitsubishi have partnered together in the past, so the new arrangement is not a drastic change. There may be a few changes in company leadership, but in the near future there may be a more binding Alliance Agreement to solidify the new arrangement. Only time will tell how close the two companies become and what new technologies and vehicles may be products of the new partnership.
We hope this new relationship is the beginning of great things to come for both Mitsubishi and Nissan, and that both brands can help create better vehicles.