Powerplant of the new items will be borrowed from the Outlander PHEV.
Nissan will develop new hybrid crossover. This decision was made after the Renault-Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi . Powerplant of the new items will be borrowed from the Outlander PHEV.
“In the future, our priorities must be linked to carts. However, we still need a “bridge” to it. They should be a new hybrid car. Mitsubishi Motors are now part of the Nissan family, and they already have the Outlander PHEV. We could share the hybrid technology,” the head of the European Department of research, Nissan Takashi Shirakawa.
We will remind, at a press conference October 20, Nissan announced the purchase of 34% stake in Mitsubishi. The deal was worth $ 2.3 billion, according to Bloomberg. The company said that the brands share engines, platforms and all the technical know-how.
From December 14 the Board of Directors of Mitsubishi will be headed by Carlos Ghosn, who currently runs Nissan and Renault. “We will help this company solve the challenges it faced, in particular the return of consumer confidence in the system of fuel economy,” — said at a press conference Executive Director of Nissan and Renault Carlos Ghosn.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mitsubishi Motors Osamu Masuko said that restoring confidence will be difficult. “With Nissan, we will start the movement towards this goal”, — said Masuko.
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