First was Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover and Suzuki. Now its Mitsubishi. It seems that Detroit is just not the place anymore! Mitsubishi decided to pull off the Detroit Show to save money in light of global economic problems and an industry-wide sales decline.
The Detroit show’s press days are only eight weeks away, but there might still be automakers to surprise us! Pulling out of the Detroit show doesn’t prevent Mitsubishi or the other automakers from returning in future years. Mitsubishi still plans to have displays at the Los Angles, Chicago and New York auto shows.
The Detroit show is considered one a handful of the most prestigious in the world. But like other recent shows, including the Los Angeles auto show and SEMA, it is being hit as companies restructure their operations and cut back on expenses.
Detroit will have about 45-50 debuts this year.
The MITSUBISHI Concept-RA offers a unique interpretation of the sporty coupe. This two-seat pure coupe concept explores the transversely mounted, front engine packaging theme. Generous helpings of technology create a vehicle that combines exotic appeal, outstanding, fun-to-drive dynamics and heightened sensitivity for the environment
The new Lancer Ralliart reinforces the sporty identity of the Lancer lineup (Lancer, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution) with aggressive styling and driving performance that creates a unique product between the Lancer GTS 2.4 and the Lancer Evolution models. The Lancer Ralliart makes effective use of the Lancer’s rigid unibody and four-wheel independent suspension by mating this capable chassis to a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive.
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) has introduced the all-new, 2008 Lancer compact sport sedan, delivering driven-to-thrill dynamics, "class-up" value, advanced safety and available cutting-edge user-technology in an aggressively styled package. The new-generation Lancer models arrive in Mitsubishi dealerships in early 2007.
In preparation for the new U.S. Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions regulations, MMC has announced a project to develop a next generation diesel engine, to be launched in the new Lancer in 2010. Speaking at the MMC press conference MMC Chairman of the Board Takashi Nishioka commented, "With strong support from the Mitsubishi Group, Mitsubishi Motors is now in the middle of implementing the 3-year business plan that started in fiscal 2005.
Mitsubishi has announced that they will unveil a “Prototype X” concept that will serve as the basis for the next Evo.
These sketches show an extremely lowered stance and an odd trio of hood scoops. We always liked the large singular scoop of the current Evo, but these are just sketches of a concept that could change before it ever reaches production.
The new Mitsubishi Lancer will debut at the next edition of Detroit Auto Show, in January 2007 and will go on sale later after that as a 2008 model.
The Mitsubishi Lancer will be powered by a turbocharged aluminum cylinder block MIVEC engine, delivering arround 286 hp and will feature a high-performance 6-speed auto-manual transmission.
Ninety years after starting car production (with the 1917 Model-A), Mitsubishi has embarked upon its most ambitious automotive project ever through the launch of its first global platform.
Known as "Project Global", and already successfully previewed with the second generation Outlander, it will be showcased at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit by its highest volume variant: the all-new 4-door Lancer sports sedan.
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It is time to take a from all the Paris news and try to focus on something else. And we will go a little bit more futher and will talk about the Detroit Auto Show. Mitsubishi has announced that it will unveil a a prototype version of its Lancer Evolution X at the Detroit Motor Show in January.
The Concept-X hinted at a hugely-powerful turbocharged engine; it also suggested six-speed clutchless transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifts and was finished with an aluminium bonnet, (...)
Designed to appeal to convertible and sports car enthusiasts of all ages, the 2007 Eclipse Spyder echoes the concept-car design of its coupe sibling with sleek, taut, muscular lines and engaging details such as bright finish LED tail lamps and monocle-lens head lamps.