If Mitsubishi Revives Their Legends, Here's a Plan They Should Swear By

A plan I came up with that sounds pretty realistic (in my opinion)

2d ago

You probably know that Mitsubishi has become a pretty boring car brand over the past few years. They've killed off all of their popular sports cars, save for the compact that wears an Eclipse moniker. They're also known for producing that weird subcompact hatchback/sedan called the Mirage. The problem is, Mitsubishi engineers may not even know about this treasure trove that's in plain sight: The Renault-Mitsubishi-Nissan alliance. This alliance with other brands may allow Mitsubishi to score some parts and platforms from Nissan and Renault.

Legend 1: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Apparently, the Lancer still does exist in the Asian market under then name Grand Lancer. We already have a platform for the new Evo. All Mitsubishi needs to do is come up with a way to redesign both the Lancer and Lancer Evolution and have looks that revoke the memories of the Lancers of yesteryear. Next, upgrade the Grand Lancer's 1.8 liter I-4 to give more powerful numbers, and give the Evo model a manual transmission instead of a boring CVT.

Legend 2: Mitsubishi Eclipse

After the Eclipse was killed in 2011 and "revived" as the Eclipse Cross in 2017, the Cross made us want the sports car even more. Now here's where the alliance comes in: The Eclipse and Alpine A110 could be put on the same platform, although the A110 is mid-engined (there probably is a way to flip-flop the chassis to revert to a conventional layout). The same powerplant and parts could be used. All Mitsubishi needs to do is give it a look that'll take us back to the 90's with the second-gen Eclipse.

Legend 3: Mitsubishi 3000GT

The 3000GT might be a crucial part of this plan. Using a chassis and wonderful VR38DETT V-6 from the Nissan GT-R, the 3000GT could put Mitsubishi back on the sports car radar. No need to mess around much with the old 3000GT's styling, it already looked cool and a bit futuristic. The GT could even have a hefty price tag, much like the GT-R as well.

With automotive legends such as the Ford Bronco and Acura Integra back from the dead, a plan like this could really help boost sales and bring the company out of that stereotype of making boring SUVs.

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Comments (2)

  • That question requires too much info. The eclipse from 89-99 would make me pick it but the eclipse from 2000 on is horrible.

      2 days ago
  • I'd say Eclipse

      2 days ago