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Mitsubishi to use Nissan-made platform for all Japan models

Struggling carmaker to rely on ally for core part as it focuses on EVs

Mitsubishi Motors hopes to shift its research and development investment into electric vehicles and other technologies. (Source photos by Nikkei)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors plans to stop developing car platforms for the Japanese market and instead use vehicle bases made by ally Nissan Motor beginning around 2026, Nikkei has learned, the latest indication of realignment in an industry that requires huge investments in technology.

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