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Old 03-01-2017, 02:40 AM
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Ha! Knowing Mitsubishi this is still the "Dodge Caliber" platform.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:27 AM
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Ha! Knowing Mitsubishi this is still the "Dodge Caliber" platform.
That's what I was afraid. A relatively nice interior and a, er, STRIKING exterior ain't gonna do much to cover up an outdated chassis.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:48 AM
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Does this have at least a new platform? I imagine not.
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Ha! Knowing Mitsubishi this is still the "Dodge Caliber" platform.
Well officially it is based of the current Outlander, which back then was said to having a new platform (however, it was avoided to be called "all new"). But the "new" platform still had all the dimensions - even not critical ones like wheelbase - identical, and stuff like position of A-pillar, suspension steup etc. goes to tell that it was probably just a modified Dodge Caliber with a few bits and pieces of weight saving.

SO yes, this probably does not sit on the latest cutting edge platform, even though it might still just be fine for the average compact CUV customer (or in other words: typical Mitsubishis add a few other deal breakers before you analyze the chassis in detail)
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:37 AM
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As a crossover this is proportioned like an Aztek and styled nearly as ugly.
The rear end does scream Aztek I have to say.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:39 PM
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SO yes, this probably does not sit on the latest cutting edge platform, even though it might still just be fine for the average compact CUV customer (or in other words: typical Mitsubishis add a few other deal breakers before you analyze the chassis in detail)
Honestly, the fact that this sits on GF is the least of its problems. GF was pretty over-engineered when it debuted, and still is competitive in terms of the factors by which platforms are measured: weight, structural rigidity and crash test performance. The problems with the Outlander and Outlander Sport start with their dated powertrains, which this vehicle will hopefully address with the new 1.5T and CVT. Then there's the issues of styling and interior ergonomics, which are Mitsubishi's weakest points, and don't seem to resolved in this new vehicle.

So it probably drives competitively against a CR-V. The bigger question is whether you'd want to look at it and sit in it every day.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:59 AM
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It looks fantastic and should be the replacement for the ageing ASX/Outlander Sport/RVR. I am a fan of Mitsubishi and have been since I was a little kid so that ain't going to change. Now with the assistance from Nissan we could very well see a resurgence from Mitsubishi and perhaps a new Lancer and Lancer Evolution.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:13 PM
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...perhaps a new Lancer and Lancer Evolution.
We'll probably see a LancerCross and and EvolutionCross both bastardizing those names with automotive detritus like the Eclipse name has now been tarnished.

The way this came about was that someone at Mitsubishi heard Nissan was turning the Z car into a crossover and decided to beat Nissan to it by throwing the Eclipse name on the next ugly crossover Mitsubishi had in the pipeline.

As for Nissan working magic, when Renault bought Nissan, the desirability of Nissans plummeted. So that "magic" worked on Mitsubishi will kill Mitsubishi, but I'm OK with that.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:10 PM
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We'll probably see a LancerCross and and EvolutionCross both bastardizing those names with automotive detritus like the Eclipse name has now been tarnished.

The way this came about was that someone at Mitsubishi heard Nissan was turning the Z car into a crossover and decided to beat Nissan to it by throwing the Eclipse name on the next ugly crossover Mitsubishi had in the pipeline.

As for Nissan working magic, when Renault bought Nissan, the desirability of Nissans plummeted. So that "magic" worked on Mitsubishi will kill Mitsubishi, but I'm OK with that.
At this rate there'll probably be some random marriage/merger/union or buyout sometime in the near future with the silly direction Mitsubishi has been on. They need to make a statement with their new products; this is the wrong statement.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:58 PM
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At this rate there'll probably be some random marriage/merger/union or buyout sometime in the near future with the silly direction Mitsubishi has been on...
You mean like Renault-Nissan buying a controlling interest as they have done already?
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:01 PM
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It looks fantastic and should be the replacement for the ageing ASX/Outlander Sport/RVR. I am a fan of Mitsubishi and have been since I was a little kid so that ain't going to change. Now with the assistance from Nissan we could very well see a resurgence from Mitsubishi and perhaps a new Lancer and Lancer Evolution.
This unfortunate looking thing sits between the ASX and Outlander as it's own model. And Nissan should be concentrating on getting it's own house in order, not acquiring hopeless Mistubishi.
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