Deal for Nissan to supply Mitsubishi with mid-size sedan stalled

Article by Christian A., on January 28, 2015

Mitsubishi’s dealers were excited upon hearing the news that they will be supplied by Nissan Motor Corp. with a mid-sized sedan. That excitement, however, died Sunday, after Mitsubishi informed its dealers at their NADA franchise make meeting that the plan has been stalled. The news was relayed by Don Swearingen, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors North America.

He, however, told Automotive News after the dealer meeting that all options remain open. The agreement entails a broad exchange of products and technologies between Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan alliance. This includes sharing of a very small Japan-only “kei” car as well as a new Mitsubishi-brand D-segment sedan from Nissan or Renault.

For Mitsubishi’s US dealers, a new D-segment sedan is a welcomed development as they have been itching for such a product to offer. For now, that promise might not come true. It remains undetermined whether the stall only affects the D-segment part of the Nissan-Mitsubishi agreement and there have been speculations that the entire collaboration is already experiencing some roadblocks at this stage.

Those may be potential bad news for a network of dealers expecting to receive new products this year like a redesigned Outlander in July and a redesigned Outlander Sport and MY2016 Lancer at the end of the year.

Dealers are also expecting the rollout of a Mirage sedan and plug-in hybrid Outlander in the second quarter of 2016. Mitsubishi has not been offering a midsize sedan since it dropped the Galant.

Topics: nissan, mitsubishi, sedan

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