Although Mitsubishi has denied any future joint venture plans with Proton, it’s CEO Osamu Masuko said on Tuesday that it would still be open to forming technology-based alliances with Malaysia’s national carmaker. However he said Proton had not made such a request.
Currently Mitsubishi is already providing parts for a total of 70,000 Proton cars yearly. The Proton Gen2 which uses the Campro engine is not entirely Mitsubishi-free as it still uses a Mitsubishi gearbox.
In other news, Edaran Otomobil Nasional believes Proton can still resolve any uncertainly over its relationship with Volkswagen AG. A tech alliance should still be possible. 2.0 turbocharged FSI Satria Replacement Model anyone? Hehe.