• Image Credit: Mitsubishi
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
Chrysler and Mitsubishi have had a close relationship since the early '70s. Back then, they partnered up to sell the Japanese brand's models under American names as captive imports in the US. Vehicles like the Dodge Colt, Eagle Summit, and eventually the 3000GT/Stealth twins and lots of other cars and trucks became the fruits of that alliance. In fact, the two companies still maintain a good rapport, as evidenced by reports of a new deal to sell the Mitsubishi Attrage, also known the Mirage G4, in Mexico starting in November.

The Attrage is a small, four-door sedan that borrows many of the mechanical bits from the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback. According to Automotive News, the deal allows Chrysler to sell the model in Mexico for the next five years. The deal could be a win-win for both companies. Mitsubishi gets to use more capacity at its Laem Chabang, Thailand factory where the car is made, and Chrysler gets a new vehicle for a growing market with almost zero development costs. At this time, there's no indication of the new model's name in Mexico, though.

There's also still a chance the Attrage might make it to the US market as well. The automaker showed off the sedan as the Mirage G4 at the 2014 Montreal Motor Show ahead of promised sales in small-car-friendly Canada. The Mirage hatchback was introduced to the US in a similar way, debuting in Canada first and then crossing the border. While reviews for the Mirage have been pretty atrocious, it would still be interesting to see Mitsubishi further expanding its lineup in North America.


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      jphyundai
      • 1 Year Ago
      The sedan version is much more attractive than the hatch. Mitsubishi should bring it here. I think that this will probably happen. I spent six years in Japan, and I get the Mitsubishi Mirage. It is just a JDM passed on the the US with few changes. I think that it would make it over the mountains or through Death Valley where the Darling Tesla would leave one stranded in 130 degree heat or -40 below as the case may be.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope it comes to the US and replaces the crappy Dart. Anyone who who thought the Dart is an good idea is a dunce. They partnered up with the WORST European automaker. No wonder it gets terrible reviews.
        Quen47
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        I think everyone has you figured out as a troll generating fake outrage with ridiculous opinions by this point
      skoobey
      • 1 Year Ago
      This won't be sold in the US, this is For Mexico, relax people.
      WhoMeWhere
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Mitsubishi wanted to survive in the US market then this car would be wearing a Mitsubishi badge and be for sale here right now. Mitsubishi must expand its line up with better cars or it fail. Is it odd to wish for the return of the 90's for Mitsubishi?
      Mauricio Porrua Mend
      Chrysler...wat r u doin...Chrylser... stahp :/ ... They have the Fiat Siena and Grand Siena for the B segment buy they bring instead that ugly thing from Mitsubishi...
      • 1 Year Ago
      Chris, you failed to mention that this is a (much needed, bad chosen) replacement for the Dodge Attitude, which was no more than a rebadged Hyundai Accent, to fill the gap between the i10 and the Dodge Dart. The issue was that Hyundai started operations in Mexico a few months ago.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Chrysler Caca?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh... not more mitsubishi's with Chrysler badges. I thought those days were long gone.
      Jonathan Osterman
      • 1 Year Ago
      unlookble
      Sergio ML
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think the decision comes after Hyundai starting as a brand in Mexico; In the past Chrysler used to sell a rebadged Accent (sold as Attitude in Mexico), and it was one of the best sellers for Chrysler. Now that Hyundai will start selling their own cars, Chrysler doesn't have a car in the cheap - small sedan segment. Hope this boosts chrysler's numbers in Mexico.
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