Didn't you know that the last Orion 4G18 all aluminium engine was removed by MMC when they withdrew in 2005 or 2006. So are the 4G92 & 4G13 engines follow suit later. That forced the Waja to be fitted with re-moulded 4G92 1997cc CAMPRO S4 engine with the help of Lotus with slightly different pattern. The Waja was based on Mitsu Charisma platform but never look anything like it. Fyi, Lancer 2005 is not sharing the same platform as Charisma. Do you guys know exactly why MMC withdrew?
Ever since the traitors discovered within MMC and the ruined reputation and corruption that led to poor quality in technical parts, MMC had revamped everything and the Lancer is actually their most expensive highest effort placed project ever with high quality control and lots of restriction. They would never let any1 to touch its Lancer unless after several years later in future that EVO XI variant Lancer is ready to replace the current Lancer.
Please refer Volkswagen partnership as well, read them then compared with MMC partnership. You'll find same result. MMC is even reluctant to sell the A380 Galant platform. There have been news that the Saga BLM & Exora are actually China made platform as told by Chinese people from China.
As usual, jayraptor the great fiction story teller... Still can't find evidence to support his claims. Anyway, it will be good enough to compile them for casual reading.
Anyway, there is nothing really bad if the Waja replacement looks very much like the Lancer. Karim is right. At least, current Lancer owners get hell lots of cheap spare parts with the potential economies of scale.