Yokohama, Japan – Nissan and Mitsubishi will expand their current scope of cooperation, including providing new vehicles to each other for specific markets.
The two currently have several agreements for vehicles in the Japanese market, including mini cars and commercial vehicles. The expansion would include Nissan providing a light van/wagon to Mitsubishi for the Japanese domestic market, and Mitsubishi providing an SUV to Nissan for markets in the Middle East.
Discussions are ongoing for Nissan to provide Mitsubishi with upper-end segment models for the Japanese domestic market.
Regarding new opportunities, the companies are currently studying two projects. One involves the manufacture of the current-generation Nissan Navara pickup truck at Mitsubishi’s plant in Thailand, with the two evaluating a long-term manufacturing and engineering collaboration to produce a new-generation one-ton pickup truck. The other involves establishing a 50/50 joint venture for product planning and engineering of mini cars for the Japanese domestic market.