Mitsubishi announced its plans for a new platform upon which they will bild a 1.0-1.2L global small car.
The car will be in the same league as the new Nissan Micra and Honda Brio, and also like them it’ll be built and marketed in Thailand.
The car will be produced by Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh) at the site where the new factory is to be built in at the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in Chonburi province. Initially, the production capacity of this new factory will be around the 150,000-unit per year level, and in the future it can be boosted to the 200,000-unit per year level.
This project will cope with Thailand’s Eco-car Project, implemented by the Thai government with the objective of promoting investment in Thailand’s automobile industry and reduction of dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.
Despite being a small and economic car, this global car will offer decent qualities. Mitsubishi says the basic concepts of this car will be “compact,” “affordability,” and “fuel efficiency”.