Mitsubishi is bolstering their lineup in the Far East.
Mitsubishi is moving upmarket in Japan for the first time in over ten years. The Tokyo-based brand is offering a pair of new sedans for sale in their home country, both of which are based on the Infiniti M and carry the names Proudia and Dignity. According to the crew from CarScoop, the standard Infiniti M-based Proudia runs on either a 222hp 2.5-liter V6 engine in a rear-wheel-drive configuration or a 333hp 3.7-liter V6. The latter can be configured in either rear- or all-wheel-drive.
The higher-end Dignity model is based on the long-wheelbase version of the Infiniti M35hL and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 matched to an electric motor. The hybrid powertrain is also developed by Infiniti and is currently on the market in China. The Proudia and Dignity also have versions on the market being sold by Nissan. The former is known as the Fuga while the latter carries the Cima moniker. The major differences between Infiniti's models and Mitsubishi's lie in their styling. The Mitsubishis make use of revised bumpers, grilles and, of course, new badging.
CarScoop also mentions that pricing will start for the Proudia 250 in Japan at just over 4 million Yen while the single-trim Dignity VIP model prices at 8.4 million Yen.