We all know that Mitsubishi is having some trouble with their American car line-up and we also know that it’s due to have some serious work done to it. It seems while part of that work is a global small car, the other part is the deletion of a few well known vehicles, at least that’s what Autoweek believes.

The aging machines, the Galant and the Eclipse, won’t be getting any new updates until 2012, as the company looks to create a new global small car. Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket. With those models gone, that would leave the Japanese automaker with only the new small car, the Outlander Sport and the i-MiEV to bring to its already small lineup.

We have all known about this small car for a while now and we can guess what it will feature upon its release. Under the hood will probably be a 1.0-liter or a 1.3-liter four-cylinder motor and for the company’s sake, we hope that America loves the small car by its release in 2012 or 2013, because an engine that big won’t sell well in a power obsessed culture.

We’re still not sold on the idea of dropping a few of the core models because what will dealers have to sell to people? The Outlander and the Lancer are good vehicles, but their sales aren’t that impressive, and the small car and the i-MiEV might not be what Americans are looking for.


Source: Autoweek

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  (780) posted on 11.8.2010

Both of them used to be awesome. The Galant VR-4 and Eclipse GSX were awesome vehicles.

  (765) posted on 11.5.2010

Small car for American market? People in States are taller. What are they thinking? or they aren’t!

  (406) posted on 10.4.2010

Both of them used to be awesome. The Gallant VR-4 and Eclipse GSX were awesome vehicles. All-wheel drive and turbo-charged. They need to bring those days back. Its not like they don’t have an appropriate engine and all-wheel drive system at their disposal!

kevin010  (41) posted on 09.7.2010

noooo =( why the eclipse.. thats a great car from mitsu, they should still produce it.. at least to other parts of the world... where i live the eclipse is a really good car.. well, the mitsubishis where i live are made in japan and not in US.. maybe thats why here are good cars.. but they should not kill the eclipse

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