With Mitsubishi making a lot of changes and bringing new vehicles to their lineup since the Mitsubishi and Nissan-Renault partnership started, there’s a lot of talk of what’s to come. Mitsubishi is leaning towards crossovers and SUVs these days, and recently they discontinued the all-electric i-Miev. But with the expansion of Mitsubishi Motors across the world and in the auto market, there are some changes we can see happening to the current lineup. Especially with the sharing of components between Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 are cornerstones for Mitsubishi Motors, known for their high fuel economy and sporty looks. The former comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but both models will most likely have it in the next model-year. For 2019, both models will be re-engineered and have a new powertrain option. Mitsubishi has always had low-power engines though, so we won’t see anything too grand – a 1.1-liter turbocharged engine is the current pick.
With the Mitsubishi i-Miev taken down, that makes room for more vehicles in the lineup. Mitsubishi is placing a focus on hybrid SUVs these days, and a cross-brand EV platform between Nissan and Mitsubishi is already in the works. We may never see the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on-shore, but the renewal of the Mitsubishi Model A may show us what a PHEV by Mitsubishi Motors can do.
SUVs and Crossovers
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was recently added to the lineup officially, and it is a technological wonderland. The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport will most likely remain the icons of Mitsubishi Motors, but they may be looking a little different in the coming years. Both models will get a redesign by 2020, both in different directions. To make room for the Eclipse Cross, the Outlander Sport will shrink into a subcompact SUV with new parts from Nissan. The Outlander will grow a little bit, and it might be the closest we get to a minivan unless the MPV by Mitsubishi comes to American shores.
Yes, Mitsubishi is said to be bringing trucks back to the market – we mentioned it during the cool TopGear Mitsubishi truck mod. Namely, the Mitsubishi Raider will return to the midsize pickup game, expected to be a rebadge of the new Nissan Frontier in the coming years, and with a V6 engine under the hood. Mitsubishi FUSO is also changing it up by making an all-electric commercial truck, the eCanter.
Mitsubishi Motors will definitely have some new models and changes to the lineup in the coming years. Are you excited to see what else the brand can do? Let us know on social media.
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