Mitsubishi has been out of the luxury sedan market for what seems like ages, but in reality it’s just about a decade. Thanks to the Japanese automaker’s relationship with Nissan, Mitsu is diving back into the luxury sedan market, as it will use the Infiniti M35hL LWB to make a luxury sedan of its own.

According to reports, the exterior of the Mitsubishi variant of the M35hL LWB will remain very similar to the Infiniti model it is based upon. The key differences between the Infiniti model and the Mitsubishi model will be the elimination of the Infiniti waterfall grille, swapping out the front bumper for a slightly revised one and replacing the Infiniti badges for Mitsubishi ones, of course.

Being based on the M35hL LWB, this new Mitsubishi Dignity will boast the same hybrid 3.5-liter V-6 drivetrain that the Infiniti has, which boasts an impressive 359 horsepower, but a slightly disappointing 199 pound-feet of torque. The base price tag of ¥8,400,000 ($105,500) is also quite the deterrent, but 30-plus mpg on the highway is definitely a draw.

In addition, if you are in the U.S. and want to snag up this upcoming model, you can pretty much forget about it. Mitsubishi is only offering this model in Japan. We would suspect that if this model performs well in the Japanese market, Mitsubishi would certainly release it in the U.S.

For now, the details on the Dignity are still a little scarce, so this is all we have to pass on for now. As more information becomes available we will pass it on.

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13 comments:

  (1) posted on 10.29.2012

But that is the Infiniti M desing, not are a Mitsubishi desing, what least original, horrible copycat!!!

  (248) posted on 08.22.2012

If the Mitsubishi deals on Infiniti, I must say they are on the right track. They might give the Emerg-E a possibility to have it on production.

  (474) posted on 08.21.2012

It’s good to know that they are planning to launch a new luxury sedan using the platform of the Infiniti. I’ll keep posted on updates on this article.

  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

Very luxurious-looking car. Though it quite lacks in style and shape, I would say it can produce a good sales in the market.

  (600) posted on 07.26.2012

I just don’t know if this Dignity takes US by storm. I don’t find the guts in it.

  (314) posted on 07.26.2012

Are they priced it according to its cost? It’s more expensive than I’ve expected.

  (453) posted on 07.24.2012

The modifications and features are not enough to price it with above $100K.

  (399) posted on 07.24.2012

It is reasonable to purchase. In fact, this Dignity is the best Mitsubishi model so far.

  (442) posted on 07.22.2012

I don’t think it can be reasonable to buy a Mitsubishi right now. Their present models weren’t good as Toyota and Hyundai. Look closely at Dignity, you’ll notice some flaws in its exterior alone.

  (831) posted on 07.20.2012

This would be certainly release in US.

  (762) posted on 07.18.2012

This will come solely in a hybrid power train, but who do you think will buy this one?

  (419) posted on 07.17.2012

At least, it will be offered in hybrid system.

  (402) posted on 07.16.2012

Was there any assurance that this Dignity will be on production?

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