The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi merger is just in its early stage, and speculations sprung on the beginning of its birth that the diamond brand would share the platform with the other Japanese marque in the alliance.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Rumors
It appears like the rumors continue to solidify, as the next-generation Mitsubishi Outlander is reported to be developed atop the Nissan Rogue platform. With that, the Outlander will be longer and larger than the other Mitsubishi crossovers in its range– the subcompact Outlander Sport and the compact Eclipse Cross– so that it would be unique in the lineup.
The Outlander will be the first Mitsubishi that will gain from the fruit of the alliance, which might be the start of new instructions from the brand name. It’s also reported that the 2021 Outlander will still have a plug-in hybrid version. We wish it will not be too late once again to reach the U.S. soil.
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Although the foundations of the Rogue and the Outlander will be the same, the alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn stated that Mitsubishi must have its marketing method (and more than likely a various design language). That means, Mitsubishi will still have its own identity, and a Star Wars-themed Outlander is most likely off the table.
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Platform
Other Mitsubishi vehicles will also share Nissan platforms in the future. The smaller Outlander Sport will be built atop the alliance platform that Nissan Versa, Kicks, and Juke sit on. The alliance is continuing to set its sights on the crossover and SUV market in the U.S., which is becoming a high-riding nation.
Another high-rider is also rumored to get in the U.S. market, and Mitsubishi dealerships will be more than happy about it. A midsize pickup truck has been the leading request of Mitsubishi dealers this year, and it would also probably share the alliance platform. With this, another Navara-based pickup will likely emerge the U.S. market eventually.