The automakers stated that these discussions were in regard to limited cooperation as they have had with a number of other manufacturers. Mitsubishi already aligns with Renault partner Nissan Asia, and had had an alliance with PSA Peugeot Citroen. Mitsubishi has an alliance with Daimler and coordinates with Nissan in Asia as they have been doing since 2003.
It is a well known fact that European automakers Renault is keen to partner with other auto majors in a bid to not only increase their product range but also to assist them in distribution facilities. This, the company has achieved through a partnership with Nissan but have not seen similar results where Mitsubishi is concerned.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. signed a MOU in June 2012 in regards to light-duty trucks in Japan overseeing Fuso Canter light-duty truck and Nissan Atlas F24. Mini cars Nissan DAYZ and DAYZ Highway STAR, and Mitsubishi eK Wagon and eK Custom will eb introduced in Japan as a part of this allianne.
In India, Daimler Trucks Asia, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) last month announced their Asia business model. This will see a FUSO range of trucks being manufactured at the Daimler plant in Oragadam, Chennai for export markets. Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited (RNAIPL) plant too is located in Oragadam.