The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation are confirming their intention to share technologies and product assets related to electric vehicles and latest-generation platforms.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi Motors announced their intention of expanding strategic cooperation between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors across to the broader Renault-Nissan Alliance.
The three automakers plan cooperation on several new projects covering shared products, technologies and manufacturing capacity.
Mitsubishi Minicab-MiEV Cow Edition
most likely to join Nissan and Renault portfolio
Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors already have the NMKV joint-venture, which since 2011 has been developing and producing kei-cars. It's expected that NMKV will "co-develop a new small-segment car including a specific electric version that can be sold on a global basis".
Both manufacturers will release further details separately at an unspecified time in the future.
Broader cooperation also seems to snag electric vehicles:
"The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation are also confirming their intention to share technologies and product assets related to electric vehicles and latest-generation platforms. Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors were among the first to pioneer the introduction of mass-marketed zero emission products."
The Renault Fluence Z.E.
Renault and Mitsubishi Motors discuss two new sedan models from the Renault portfolio to be integrated in Mitsubishi line-up.
"The first sedan, to compete in the full-size D-segment markets of the United States and Canada and would be manufactured at the Renault-Samsung plant in Busan, South Korea. The second sedan model would compete in the global C-segment. The manufacturing location for this product is under discussion."
President and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn said:
“Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have jointly benefited from several collaborations in the past, most recently the successful joint-venture on Kei cars in Japan. I welcome the direction being taken towards this broader cooperation, creating new opportunities for Renault in addition to further leveraging the productive relationship between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors."
Osamu Masuko, President of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation commented:
“As a result of the development of collaborative projects with Nissan Motor up to now, Mitsubishi Motors is pleased to work again with Nissan and now Renault towards achieving further collaborations. The new opportunities could be described as evidence that the ongoing collaborative projects between Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan have brought positive results, and Mitsubishi Motors hopes that any new collaborative projects with the Renault-Nissan Alliance would bring us further merits."