Mitsubishi confirmed that its all-new model for the B segment will be based on the Renault Clio. The replacement of the current Mirage will share platform with the future Renault Clio and Nissan Micra.
Cs a member of the alliance Renault-Nisan, Mitsubishi will take advantage of these resources for the next generation on the Space Star, which may refer it to the platform of the next generations of the Renault Clio and Nissan Micra.
The first information point out that the next Mitsubishi Space Star will be based on the next generation of the Renault Clio, that changes quite drastic due to arrive on the market next year, debuting in addition to a new platform that also adopt the next Space Star and Micra.
To take advantage of the synergy between the group’s brands, while at the same time saving resources, Mitsubishi will make use of this new shared platform for the Space Star, which will also accelerate its development.
The confirmation, he ran for the account of Vincent Cobee, responsible of product of the japanese brand, who in the framework of the Tokyo motor show 2017 stated that the development of a platform specifies for a model of the B-segment as the Space Star would not be cost-effective.
In terms of their mechanics, possibly the new Mitsubishi Space Star use the turbocharged petrol engine TCe three-cylinder and 0.9-litre, which is currently used by numerous models of the alliance, of the brands Renault, Dacia, Nissan and even by Smart. Sources linked to the japanese brand confirmed that there will be in addition a variant purely electrical Space Star, while it may not be available at the time of launch.
In regards to his appearance, will have to wait for the next Mitsubishi Space Star has a dimensions somewhat larger with respect to the current model, at the same time that it evolves to become a five-door something more sophisticated, that achieves to compete against its rivals in the B segment, as the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and company.
The new generation of the Mitsubishi Space Star will attempt to improve their participation in the european market, where the model does not enjoy a high acceptance, where even could retrieve the name “Colt” that ceased to be used in 2013.