Mitsubishi will develop the future global platform for Alliance pickups
Mitsubishi engineers are taking the lead in developing a commonized body-on-frame platform to underpin midsize pickups and SUVs at Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Alliance.
That architecture will be used on replacements for the Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan pickups as well as the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV Mitsubishi Ceo Trevor Mann said.
It also may be used for the U.S.-sold Nissan Frontier, a product that has grown long in the tooth since its last makeover. Although the global Navara platform was redesigned in 2014, and has since yielded versions for both Renault and Mercedes-Benz, Nissan's U.S. dealers never received a Frontier version of the update.