The next generation of the Mitsubishi Mirage will look to compete against models like the Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta and other B-segment hatchbacks, according to a report by AutoExpress.

As Mitsubishi is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and will engage in platform sharing, the new Mirage could be built on the same mechanicals as the next generation Renault Clio and Nissan March (or Micra in certain markets).

The Clio is currently in its fourth generation, and was given a facelift in mid-2016. Meanwhile, the fifth-generation March was introduced at last year’s Paris Motor Show. Both cars use the same V platform, but will switch to a new one (called CMF-B) for next generation models. The CMF-B platform will make its debut in the second-generation Nissan Juke.

“Designing and building a bespoke platform is expensive, and the margins in the small car sector are smaller. So, are we looking to use Renault and Nissan platforms in that segment? The answer is yes,” said Vincent Cobee, corporate vice-president and product planning head at Mitsubishi.

Expect a range of three- and four-cylinder engines to be employed, likely adopted from other Alliance members, along with an electric version. This is in line with the Alliance’s 2022 vision of introducing more electric vehicles, as well as accelerating the use of common platforms, powertrains and new technologies among its members.