Instead, Mitsubishi has turned to Renault’s alliance partner, Nissan, for help. Nothing is set in stone yet as discussions are still ongoing, but Mitsubishi is reportedly quite desperate for a Lancer replacement. That makes complete sense because, despite its age, Lancer sales in the US dropped by 15 percent to just 16,495 units last year. There’s actually been a Lancer sales increase so far this year compared to this time in 2014, but that’s obviously not good enough. And no, a new Lancer, even with Nissan’s possible help, won’t be given the Evo treatment. Bummer.