Mitsubishi’s journey in the US hasn’t been the automakers smoothest. It has been characterized by too many ups and downs, with persistent rumors of the company exiting not just the United States but the North American market as a whole. Trying so hard to stay afloat, the Japanese automaker has discontinued most of its models without replacement and is now left with a very small lineup of vehicles ranging from the 3-row Outlander SUV to the tiny Mirage hatchback.
However, since the automaker joined the Nissan-Renault Alliance, we’ve seen some positive signs, including the possible revival of the famous Lancer Evo sport sedan and the release of the magnificently redesigned Outlander SUV.
Some countries will start placing bans on the production and sales of cars with internal combustion engines from 2030 upwards, so any automaker who isn’t planning on going electric is directly stabbing itself on the back. Mitsubishi knows what the future holds for the automotive industry, and we are pretty sure that pure electric vehicles are in its plans since it already offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain in the Outlander SUV.
Having teamed up with fellow Japanese automaker Nissan and French automaker Renault, Mitsubishi will work closely with these companies in the production of its future EVs. It will also adopt most of the manufacturers’ EV technology, including powertrains and platforms that should underpin upcoming Nissan and Renault EVs.
Meanwhile, in China, Mitsubishi has launched the Airtrek, an all-electric SUV built exclusively for the Chinese market. The main talking points of the 2022 Mitsubishi Airtrek are its eye-catching design, pop-out handles, and some other high-tech features. The SUV features a 70-kWh battery with approximately 325miles of driving range. The Mitsubishi Airtrek EV will be manufactured in collaboration with Chinese car manufacturer GAC.
Considering all these recent developments in the Mitsubishi universe, we expect the automaker to update the public on its plan towards going all-electric, especially here in the United States.
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