Mitsubishi cars

With consumer trends pointing towards the sale of smaller and smaller vehicles, the Japanese automaker Mitsubishi announced that they will be bringing a futuristic compact crossover to the market for next year and it will be called RVR. The new car will go on sale starting next spring in Japan, and will soon follow into other markets as well. The RVR will be built around a lightweight compact body and will be powered by one of Mitsubishi’s all new fuel efficient 1.8 Liter MIVEC gas burning engines. The new RVR will complete the automaker’s crossover lineup filling in the coveted compact spot just below the mid size Mitsubishi Outlander and the full size Pajero.

Press release after the jump.

The great thing about YouTube is you that can scour its site for a few minutes and find auto commercials from other countries that you wouldn’t be able to find simply by flipping through the channels on your local cable network. While there may be times where different languages prevent us from fully-comprehending these ads, the sheer satisfaction that comes with watching them is sure worth it, even if we don’t understand them sometimes.

Thankfully, this particular Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution commercial from Australia is dialogue free so we can enjoy it for what it is: a visceral treat that promotes the Mitsubishi Evolution as capable of defying the laws of physics. Give it a look and tell us that you weren’t floored by this visual masterpiece.

Avus Performance revealed the Mitsubishi Evo IX Blue Demon - a new racing car with no less than 650 hp. The aerodynamic kit includes: a Voltex body kit, carbon fiber doors and mirrors casings and Lexan windows.

Under the hood there is a 2,27 liter 2.3RR engine that with a little modifications made to the ECU, a turbo system, intercooler and a new cooling system now delivers 650 hp. The car also features a Brembo Monobloc GT front and rear brake kit, an upgraded suspension, Forgeline EV3 18x9.5 rims and Hankook Ventus competition tires.

Video after the jump.

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The American tuning firm AMS Performance showed up to the 2009 SEMA Show with their fully built NOS Energy Drink time attack Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. Make no mistake about it, despite the orange Evo’s somewhat stock appearance, this racing machine is much more than a turbocharged all wheel drive tuner car with a few vinyl decals and a nice set of rims. Looking closer at the championship winning Evo X, you will notice an insane ground effects package made from carbon fiber and appears to extend almost a foot in either direction from underneath the vehicle. On the inside there is stricpty seating for one, after all this is a race car, and an intricate roll cage that almost certainly is more of a chassis stiffening item than a safety device, but we wouldn’t discount it in the case that the driver puts the Evo on its lid.

Mitsubishi ’s plans of releasing a new compact crossover in the UK next year took a bold step to fruition after the company released a design sketch of what the vehicle may look like.

Based on the 2007 Concept-cX show car, the still-to-be-named crossover features a number of design elements and styling touches that have become synonymous with Mitsubishi, including an adapted version of the jet fighter front end that Mitsubishi has been known to use in a lot of its vehicles.

Rumors have also propped up saying that the crossover vehicle will come in a variety of engines, including a clean diesel and petrol capacity, as well as a plug-in hybrid version. The choice of more eco-friendly engines is the latest indication that Mitsubishi may very well be shedding its reputation as a gas-guzzling 4x4 brand and shifting its vehicles to become more environment-friendly, similar to what a lot of its competitors have been doing recently.

The new crossover is scheduled to make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March, a month after the car goes on sale in its homeland of Japan. As it stands, the crossover is in line to drop in UK dealerships towards the latter stages of 2010.

Source: Autocar UK
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The Japanese performance minded automaker Mitsubishi showed off a more aggressive crossover model back in New York earlier this year, however the EVO faced Outlander GT Prototype still manages to impress here in Miami. There is something about the squinting headlights ability to stare you down just like the 300 HP turbocharged all wheel drive Lancer Evolution X can despite the 230 HP V6 that makes this slightly larger CUV quite an attractive option for a commuter vehicle.

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Mitsubishi brought their wingless wonder, the Lancer Evolution MR Touring to the Miami Auto show. This more discreet EVO X is a more upscale trend then we are used to from the Japanese budget super car maker, traditionally they would offer stripped down lightweight versions, where the large box shaped aerofoil is ditched for weight reduction reasons along with a radio and sound deadening. However as the Playstation generation grows up and gets jobs, heavily bolstered leather wrapped Recaro racing buckets await the driver as well as Mitsubishi’s new SST six speed sequential manual gearbox to go along with a more reserved EVO that can now hopefully fly under the radar, that is the blingtastic mirror covers don’t set off any alarms.

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The diamon star automaker Mitsubishi presented their new Concept PX-MiEV and i-MiEV CARGO at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The i-MiEV CARGO maximizes the outstanding environmental performance and economic efficiency characteristics that define the electric vehicle and, at the same time, adds a generous amount of rear free space.

Mitsubishi at the 41st Tokyo Auto Show

On the other hand, the PX-MiEV, powered by the new Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrid System, significantly improves the fuel economy in excess of 50 km/liter. This is mostly thanks to the concept’s 1.6 Liter inline four powerpack for the front wheels and a revolutionary auto volt plug in system. Similar to previous Pajero models, the PX-MiEV is capable of running on either front or all-wheel drive, only this time the CUV also has a hybrid mode plus a parallel hybrid system when the PX-MiEV is running on heavy. Mitsubishi also gave some of its Evolution X configurations to the PX-MiEV, including the S-AWC and E-AYC systems, which is capable of triggering power shuffling in any part of the car whenever the need arises.

The market for Japanese turbocharged all wheel drive sport compact cars will forever be dominated by the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI . These cars were introduced to the U.S. enthusiasts long before either manufacturer decided to bring their cars stateside thanks to videogames like Gran Turismo. However as the Playstation generation grows up these daily driven rally cars must do so as well. Just like Subaru came out with the leather wrapped much more refined STI Limited back at the New York Auto Show in 2007, Mitsubishi is suppressing the attitude of their wild winged wonder in order to create an EVO MR Touring model. Just like the STI, this EVO exchanges its oversized aerofoil for a subtle trunk spoiler that massively tones down the EVO X ’s appearance.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring is powered by the same turbocharged 4B11 2.0 Liter MIVEC engine that puts down a total of 291 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque in the standard EVO X. Like all 2010 X’s, the MR Touring comes standard Mitsubishi’s new 6 speed Twin Clutch SST gearbox that is shifted via a pair of magnesium paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. Other standard items include the EVO’s vented hood, a set of oversized Brembo brakes, 18 inch BBS wheels and Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control system.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

The last time that Mitsubishi clipped the EVO of its wing they were aiming at selling the stripped down lightweight RS to hardcore racers that wouldn’t mind that the car had one less gear than it could and that there wasn’t even any sound deadening. However the MR Touring model is based upon the top of the line EVO X and caters towards customers who are looking for leather wrapped Brembo racing buckets and a full stereo system. The new MR Touring is the perfect vehicle for any aspiring EVO owner who wants to fly under the radar in both style and comfort.

Standard features and accesories after the jump.

Those of us who can’t wait for the Tokyo Motor Show to open its doors in a week’s time, here’s a video that can satiate our appetites for the time being.

The video walk-around features a number of cars that will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. Among those included in the video are the Toyota FT-86 Concept , the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Concept , the Nissan Leaf EV , the Mitsubishi PX-MiEV, and the Mazda Kiyora .

Now if you’re the type that can understand Japanese, then you’re in luck; you’ll be able to understand the video from beginning to end. But if you’re like a lot of us that don’t speak nor understand the language, then we can just admire the cars while not paying attention to the voice-over. Don’t worry, it can be done.

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