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Old 5th August 2016, 14:57   #1
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Default Mitsubishi unveils XM Concept, will rival Honda BR-V

Mitsubishi has released images of the XM Concept, which is expected to make its global debut at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) next week. The XM concept previews the company's upcoming crossover MPV, which is expected to be introduced in October 2017, and will rival the Honda BR-V.

The XM Concept carries forward Mitsubishi's new design philosophy, which was first seen on the eX concept. As a result, the front gets the 'Dynamic Shield' face, with the grille joining the headlamp clusters to form an X shape. This makes it look similar to the eX concept. Design elements visible in the image include flared wheel arches, a floating roof, and prominent silver roof rails. The rear end hasn't been revealed yet.

Interior images too have been kept under wraps, but the company has confirmed that the XM will get a 7-seater arrangement. The interior will be detailed in a black and white dual-tone theme along with silver accents.

The name XM has been christened to depict that the production model would combine characteristics of a Crossover (X) and an MPV (M).

Source: Paultan

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I don't have much hope. Look lower down on the same page and you'll see the problem:
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Mitsubishi hasn't spent any money on R&D in the last decade and most of their products are old / outdated / uninspiring. In most segments, there's not a single reason to buy a Mitsubishi over the competitors (other than heavy discounting, of course).

Nissan recently bought more stake in Mitsubishi and has become its largest shareholder. Mitsubishi can hope for Nissan's help in product development (rather, sharing), but the latter certainly won't do it at the cost of losing sales for its own cars.

The game has moved on Mitsubishi. You've been left behind.
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Mitsubishi probably lost focus because its a conglomerate. Trends in automotive business change quickly. If you are a part of a conglomerate, the automotive group needs to compete internally with other businesses for both funds and talent (people).

Sure, Hyundai is a conglomerate too, but automotive group is dominant there. Not the case with Mitusbishi.
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What the heck is in place of ORVM on the XM? Is it a CCTV camera, with a display inside the car?
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