Interview: Mitsubishi’s design chief Seiji Watanabe

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Former Nissan and Infiniti designer Seiji Watanabe talks cross-brand collaboration and the new Outlander flagship

Mitsubishi head of design Seiji Watanabe feels good about the future of his small brand. Its flagship SUV, the 2022 Outlander has just been redesigned and the smaller Eclipse Cross recently got a significant refresh. Once a purveyor of multiple sedans and sports cars, Mitsubishi is of late betting on a small but significant lineup, which in the U.S. includes the budget-friendly Mirage subcompact four-door and hatchback.

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