Over the past decade, the Mitsubishi lineup has gone through some big changes. Currently, the lineup offers the Mirage in both hatchback and sedan forms and a handful of crossover models, including the new Eclipse Cross. Now, we have learned that a new Mitsubishi SUV may be in the works.
“Yes, that is one thing we are looking at. A new SUV,” Tsuneshiro Kunimoto, vice president and general manager of Mitsubishi design, told CarBuzz. “The SUV is still growing, also in China and Europe, so it [an SUV] would be a good decision for Mitsubishi.”
Many industry analysts speculate that this new SUV model could be a replacement for the beloved Montero or Montero Sport. It is also possible that any new model could share the same electrification platform as the current Outlander PHEV.
This new model announcement follows closely behind the announcement that Fred Diaz will become Mitsubishi North America’s new CEO. He previously worked to develop both the Ram truck line and Nissan Titan pickup. A new, rugged SUV would be right in his wheelhouse.
Development on the new model has already begun. While there is no release timeline as of yet, we hope to see the new model here at Coronet Mitsubishi within the next couple of years.