Please read this piece of news from The Star.
If the model Proton is sourcing is not the Lancer, what would be the likely one based on the current line up Mitsubishi has? My guess is that the new Waja model would be something like what Perodua does with the Myvi (a minor face modification of the Toyota Passo). Yes, the Waja might not get a 100% Lancer clone but something close to it. With so many geniuses from China and Taiwan, it will not be too long they will get a string of accessories to change them to a Lancer at minimum cost. So, your call on the Lancer's used vehicle value.
From the business point of view, Mitsubishi is likely to get hell lots of royalty from Proton based on the popular demand (price & CKD) compare to Japan CBU. The Lancer currently is selling at pathetic numbers too. Not so much due to the deficiency of the model, but the APs one can have is limited. Not withstanding the competitorsâ€™ strength. The ultimate objective of the govt. will always set on the priority to develop the local automotive industry and not CBU. Also try to do another research from the likely NAP policy that will be. If you are Mitsubishiâ€™s management, what would be your strategic business direction? (Royalty from Proton or the small profit margin u get from your dealer via Hicom). It doesn't need a business consultant to understand such simple economics.
Please provide some simple reliable data to back up your argument if u are so sure that Mitsubishi is not going to allow the Lancer GT to be used as a base model of the Waja replacement.