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Mitsubishi Triton Midsize Pickup Could Come Stateside Thanks To Renault-Nissan Alliance

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It's been decades since a Mitsubishi pickup was sold in the US, but the brand has eyes on changing that

Mitsubishi wants to expand its US range

The Japanese brand wants to expand its US market share and is keeping tabs on the prospect of a midsize pickup truck as the best means to do so.

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Chicken Tax is the biggest problem

Mitsubishi won't be able to exploit certain loopholes that companies once used to get around the 25% Chicken Tax import duty, so it would need to build the truck locally.

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An alliance partner might be the answer

The Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi alliance recently underwent restructuring, which could save Mitsubishi as it would need a US production facility to avoid the aforementioned Chicken Tax.

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The Nissan Frontier could be a template

Mitsubishi's next-generation pickup currently in development could be based on the Nissan Navara, the Frontier's global equivalent. The Frontier is produced in North America.

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Another small truck to fight the Ford Maverick

Mitsubishi bosses also think a smaller truck to fight the Ford Maverick could be viable, as people are desperate for affordable trucks.

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