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In November last year, we brought you news concerning the next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer – said to be based on a model picked out from under the Renault-Nissan umbrella. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen anytime soon, as Automotive News understands.

At its NADA franchise make meeting, Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president Don Swearingen confirmed that “that the plan has stalled.” With that said, Swearingen commented that “all options are still open” – leading many to believe that the aforementioned obstruction is only temporary.

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A co-op deal between Mitsubishi and the Renault-Nissan alliance was drawn up in 2013, with the primary focus being the sharing of technology and products between the firms. Initially, it was said that the joint venture would give birth to two models – one of which is an updated Mitsubishi Lancer.

The first in line was supposed to be a sedan based on the Renault Latitude for the North American market, while the second would be a C-segment competitor designed for global consumption. As of now, it’s still unclear as to whether the hindrance is limited to just this particular model or the entire joint venture.