Renault-Nissan Alliance is doing extremely well in the Indian market, they are also exporting products out of the country. Since, Renault-Nissan Alliance has acquired stakes in Mitsubishi, which opens up several exciting options for the trio.
Now, Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault-Nissan has confirmed that Mitsubishi too could share platforms. Mitsubishi would first work on the CMF-B platform by Renault-Nissan Alliance for an all-new compact SUV. This is the same platform used by Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
Mitsubishi is most likely to borrow the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine from Renault-Nissan Alliance. Their primary goal will be to offer a sub-4 meter compact SUV, which will take advantage of tax benefits in the Indian market.
Mitsubishi's first compact SUV with Renault-Nissan could be introduced in 2018. Once launched it will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza models. It will be interesting to see how Renault-Nissan position Mitsubishi brand in the country.