Earlier this week, reports out of Japan stated that Nissan would be lending a version of its Fuga sedan to Mitsubishi. The Fuga, better known in the United States as the Infiniti M, would serve as Mitsubishi's new flagship sedan in the Japanese market. Now, the two automakers have released a statement confirming plans for Nissan to supply the Fuga to Mitsubishi, beginning in the summer of 2012. At this time, it is still unclear whether or not we'll see a Mitsubishi-baged Fuga here in the U.S. Hit the jump for the official release.
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09.23.2011 , YOKOHAMA/TOKYO, Japan
Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Expand OEM Business in Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have announced that the two companies have agreed to expand the scope of their OEM supply agreements in the Japanese market as follows:

Nissan will provide the Fuga luxury sedan to Mitsubishi Motors starting from summer 2012.
The two companies have started deliberations on the provision of Mitsubishi Motors' MINICAB-MiEV commercial mini EV to Nissan in fiscal year 2012.

The two new OEM project agreements are part of the core agreement signed in December 2010 to expand cooperation between the two companies. These new projects follow on a prior agreement for Nissan to provide the NV200 Vanette compact van to Mitsubishi Motors starting from October 2011, together with the establishment of the joint venture NMKV Co., Ltd., in June 2011. These initiatives are intended to strengthen the competitiveness of both companies in Japan.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I would like a nissan-priced infiniti, but its unlikely to come here
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should team up for something cool like a sports car. That would be a good team.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nissan does not impress me one bit
      • 4 Years Ago
      better share a plataform of the hyundai azera
      • 4 Years Ago
      Didn't they share the galant and altima, They looked so similar
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi cant afford to not bring it here...it would certainly be the most interesting car in a lineup where the only other good one is the Evo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jared Montgomery
      • 4 Years Ago
      I doubt it, since we already have an Infiniti-badged Fuga here in the U.S., and it's not selling particularly well. I do really like the car, though, and maybe a lower price-point is what it needs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They still sell Mitsubishi? Its not April is it?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mitsibishi has the lancer evolution MR 10. Hands down, one of the best handling cars that I have ever driven. Tons of features. One of the few cars with a DSG and torque vectoring.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When was the last time when of these cross manufacturer platform sharing deals worked? The Japanese government did tell the carmakers to start sharing parts a couple of months ago.
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