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      Mitsubishi planning to bring new models to India

      On the sidelines of the 2012 Mistubishi Pajero Sport SUV’s launch in India, the Japanese automaker made a couple of observations related to its future in the Indian market, where it has been barely existing, unlike many of its competitors, who are flourishing. Mitsubishi made a few encouraging noises about its Indian future by hinting at two potential high volume products for India, the Mitsubishi global small car, which is also known as the Mirage hatchback, and the compact crossover SUV in the form of the Mitsubishi ASX/RVR crossover.


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      As of now, it is said that the Japanese automaker is considering both these products for an Indian launch although no firm decision has been taken on a launch schedule for these products. The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback is a small car that the Japanese automaker showcased at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.

      The 2012 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback features a 1 liter, three cylinder petrol engine with a more powerful 1.2 liter petrol engine on the cards. This engine, along with start-stop technology and brake energy regeneration is said to be good for a fuel economy of 20 Kmpl.The Mirage hatcback’s petrol engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission(CVT), making it a good bet as a city car. The conservatively styled Mirage, being a fuel efficient hatchback, could thus be a sensible product for the Indian car market, to lead Mitsubishi’s recovery in India.


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      The other product of course is the Mitsubishi RVR compact crossover, which is also known as the ASX in the European market and the Outlander Sport in the US market. The Mitsubishi RVR compact crossover is essentially a smaller version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Crossover.

      The Mitsubishi ASX is powered by a 1.8 Liter MIVEC II petrol engine outputting about 140 Bhp of peak power. The more interesting engine option, especially in the Indian context will be the 1.8 Liter 4N13 turbo diesel engine which is Euro V compliant. This diesel engine is available in two power outputs, 115 Bhp and 150 Bhp while torque output is a solid 300 Nm. With the likes of the Renault Duster SUV and the Ford Ecosport Crossover all set to be launched over the next few months, the Mitsubishi RVR/ASX crossover could be a good option for India.

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      Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
      1.8 Liter MIVEC II petrol engine outputting about 140 Bhp of peak power.
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      1.8 Liter 4N13 turbo diesel engine which is Euro V compliant. This diesel engine is available in two power outputs, 115 Bhp and 150 Bhp while torque output is a solid 300 Nm.
      Awesome! Liked both the options!
      Have been hearing about the small car too, but not sure when it will be out.

      If nicely priced and supported by good A$$, Mitsubishi has two winners on their hand. They already enjoy a good reputation here. Good luck to them and hoping to see these vehicles on the road soon.

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      Higher fuel efficiency figures could be a crowd puller for the small car. But finally the pricing would decide whether the sales charts travel north or south. Mitsubishi could learn a few lessons from Ford. How they had goofed up with the new Fiesta's pricing and have brought in a lower priced variant. Or the Honda Jazz, a good car let down by ambitious pricing.
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      Knowing Mitsubishi iam sure they will take another 5 years to bring this models . If they bring the asx manufacture it here and sell with a sensible price I will be first in line to buy it , and I know it is my wishful thinking .

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      MITSUBISHI LIKELY TO LAUNCH INDIA-SPECIFIC MODELS THROUGH NISSAN ALLIANCE.




      MITSUBISHI LIKELY TO LAUNCH INDIA-SPECIFIC MODELS THROUGH NISSAN ALLIANCE

      After two decades of association with the Indian market through Hindustan Motors, Mitsubishi may invest directly in India, thanks to a new alliance with Nissan.

      Nissan will pay US$ 2.2 billion (Rs. 14,600 crore) for a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi, which effectively gives it control of Japan’s sixth-largest automaker.

      For Mitsubishi, this tie-up opens up huge possibilities in India, as until now, the cash-strapped company lacked the resources to take a full-scale plunge. The company can now piggyback on Renault-Nissan’s plant in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu for an easy Indian market entry.

      The most likely Mitsubishi models for India, spun off a shared platform with Renault-Nissan, could be the next-gen Mirage, a B-segment car in hatchback and sedan body styles. A wide range of SUVs could also follow.

      With Mitsubishi joining the Renault-Nissan family, this alliance could eventually become a form.


      http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle9189743.ece

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      They should bring this,


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