Japanese Company Mitsubishi Company will concentrate on working crossovers, hybrid cars and electrocars
On Geneva Motor Show president of Mitsubishi Motors Tetsuro Aikawa declared that as long as he lead the company, there are no place for sedans in model range of Mitsubishi. It is mean that announced earlier collaboration with alliance Renault-Nissan is off. It was planned that new Mitsubishi Lancer and Galant would be just turned Nissan models and be produced in alliances’ works. But these projects are put an end.
According to Tetsuro Aikawa, release of the new Mitsubishi Lancer is currently not feasible because competition in the segment sedan-class golf is now so high that the hypothetical sale is unlikely to pay back the release of the machine, even if it is turned Nissan. All the same can be said about the Mitsubishi Galant, which was mainly in demand in the North American market, which is also very strong competition.
It should be noted that three years ago, the two Japanese automakers have already started joint production of the sedan Mitsubishi Proudia, aka Nissan Fuga. The car is sold exclusively in the domestic Japanese market, and demand for it is vanishingly small, and after three years of sales Mitsubishi thinking about how to send the car to retire. In a short time to rest and leave Mitsubishi Lancer which is available for eight years, after which the model number of Mitsubishi sedans will remain.
Now a priority for the development of Mitsubishi Motors will be crossovers, SUVs, hybrids and electric vehicles. So, in early April, at New York Motor Show debut new Mitsubishi Outlander, at the end of the year will be Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and next year will fall on the conveyor Mitsubishi Pajero fifth generation, which will replace the veteran predecessor, “stuck” in the pipeline for a long ten years. Do not forget to Mitsubishi and fans of the cult sports car Evolution – Mitsubishi Lancer Evo instead they offer “charged” hybrid crossover Mitsubishi ASX Evo, which will appear in 2017. At the Geneva Motor Show was shown conceptual crossover Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II – actually pre-production prototype of the Mitsubishi ASX coming of the second generation, which will be on the conveyor in the next couple of years.