Mitsubishi will unveil in March at the Geneva Motor show the new generation Outlander - a model that "is meant to better comply with the times." The new model will be similar in sizes to the car it replaces, but will adopt the latest Mitsubishi design language defined by "Solid – Safe – Simple".
On the interior the company focused on offering a better driver concentration. For this the new Outlander will be featuring an ergonomic steering wheel controls as well as high-resolution and easy-to-read instrument displays. Mitsubishi will also be offering better materials like: padded surfaces, soft-touch finish, silver accents, gloss black appliques.
The new Outlander will be offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.0 liter MIVEC petrol or 2.2 MIVEC Clean Diesel engines equipped with Auto Stop & Go and an all-new 6-speed automatic gearbox, depending on the market.
The new generation Outlander will go on sale this summer.
It doesn’t take long after the Detroit Motor Show closes its doors before automakers start dishing out details on their lineup for the Geneva Motor Show. Mitsubishi is ready to jump into the kitchen with the first teaser image for a new global product set to be unveiled in March. This project takes another step towards the company’s "Jump 2013" business plan for a greener and more global Mitsubishi.
The yet-to-named concept features a re-focused design language that will be used for all the future models and has been designed as "an open design concept, meant to be flexible enough to suit specific vehicle requirements whilst staging Mitsubishi’s famous Three Diamond logo accordingly."
No other details have been provided yet, but Mitsubishi did confirm that the concept will feature a new 4N1 Clean Diesel engine and Green Plastics, as well as benefit from the innovative PHEV technologies.
More details about this new global product will be revealed in the upcoming months, so stay tuned!
The Geneva Auto Show is still two months away and Mitsubishi has already announced its lineup for the event. Among the many vehicles that are already on sale, Mitsubishi will also be bringing the Concept Global Small (show model). This concept car is really no different than all of the other small cars coming out as its main goal is to be compact, affordable, and highly fuel efficient.
The Concept Global Small is a preview version of a new model that will go into production starting March 2012 at the MMC’s third factory in Thailand. Despite its compact sizes, the new Concept Global Small offers enough interior room for five adults and offers good maneuverability and easy operation.
The concept will be powered by a choice of 1.0 or 1.2 liter compact engines equipped with a regenerative braking system and start-stop mechanism. Other features will include reduced running resistance in the engine, new-generation CVT, brakes, and tires, and a body shape that greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance.
The Concept Global Small will be sold in Thailand for 400,000 Thai baht (or $13,119 at the current rates).
Mitsubishi will unveil the ASX Compact Crossover at the Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale across European dealers in the spring of 2010. The ASX CUV is the European-spec version of the diamond star’s RVR from Japan and will be powered by an all new 1.8 Liter turbocharged direct injection diesel ready to meet Europe’s stringent Bin 5 emissions standard and in order to further decrease pollutants and increase efficiency the ASX will also feature "Automatic Stop & Go" technology along with a fuel sipping 6 speed manual transmission.
Update 05/04/2010: Mitsubishi has release pricing for ther ASX Compact Crossover. The ASX will run between £14,999 to £22,049 and UK sales will begin July 2010.
Mitsubishi’s Managing Director, Lance Bradley, commented that,
“This is the right car, at the right time, at the right price and specification. The CO2 reducing technologies will appeal to fleets, user-choosers and retail customers alike – indeed, early customer reaction has been very positive with advance orders already taken.
“We’re targeting customers who would traditionally buy a C-segment car, such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus, but also people looking to down-size from their SUV or family estate car. With the ASX you really do get the best of every world.
“It’s a game-changer for us, which could easily become a new ‘hero’ vehicle for the brand and heralds the advent of our new ‘Intelligent Motion’ philosophy.”
Press release after the jump.
Mitsubishi officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the iMiEV SPORT AIR - a concept for a sporty electric vehicle that gives an indication of the direction EVs may take in the future.
i MiEV SPORT AIR employs the same rear-midship layout as i MiEV but uses a more powerful version of the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor that powers the base model, generating 60 kW of power (against i MiEV’s 47 kW) and 230 Nm of torque (180 Nm.) The car also exploits its long wheelbase to locate the large-capacity lithium-ion battery system under the floor deck.
To lower the center of gravity and increase driving stability the main EV system components (battery module, inverter, battery charger) are located as low as possible. The roof panel is made of lightweight plastic to facilitate fitting and removal as well as to further lower the car’s center of gravity. i MiEV SPORT AIR ’s modular body structure uses tailgate panels and plastic body to reduce weight around the rear axle where the powertrain and EV system components are installed and thereby achieve an ideal 50:50 front/rear weight distribution.
Press release after the jump.
Mitsubishi will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the Prototype-S, a preview version of the Lancer hatchback version that will be created for the European market. Prototype-S uses exterior lines to craft a shape that is powerful and sporty. The use of 215/45R19 tires on 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels adds to the tautly muscular and road-hugging image the styling projects.
Prototype-S is powered by a new 2.0-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder DOHC intercooled / turbocharged engine, developing maxima of 240 PS and 35 kg-m that will also power the Lancer Ralliart due to go on sale in North America in the summer of 2008. The power unit is mated to Mitsubishi Motors’s high-efficiency Twin Clutch SST automated manual transmission that gives the driver simple control of and feel-good access to the car’s exhilaratingly sporty performance.
Press release after the jump.
At the Geneva Motor Show Mitsubishi will unveil the Lancer Prototype S, the prototype version of the Lancer hatchback, a model specially designed for the European market. Until next week, here are the first official images of the prototype. It will come to compete with Ford Focus ST, Mazda3 MPS and Opel Astra OPC.
The Lancer Prototype S will be powered by the same engines as the Lancer sedan: 1.5 and 2.4 gas engines, but also a few turbos and turbo-diesel. The top version will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter and all-wheel-drive system.
Mitsubishi today officially revealed the Prototype-S concept that will make its debut at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 4 through March 16 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex.
The Prototype-S is inspired by the MMC’s sport sedan family, which includes the Lancer, the Lancer Ralliart and the Lancer Evolution. It will come as a five-door hatchback that will come to compete with the Impreza WRX STi.
It is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC MIVEC intercooler / turbocharger engine that delivers a maximum power of 237 hp and a peak torque of 252 lbs-ft.
Mitsubishi unveiled the Sportback Concept back in 2005, and since then no one heard anything about it. Until today when the first official images of the Lancer Prototype S surfaced, the preview version of the five-doors version of the Lancer Ralliart. The Lancer Prototype S will make its debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today unveils the European market version of the Outlander on-road SUV and shows the Prototype-X concept for a next-generation high-performance 4WD sedan at the 2007 Geneva International Motor Show. The company is displaying a total of 10 exhibits (16 during the general public session) at the show which runs from March 6 through 18 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex, opening to the general public on March 8.
For the European market, the (...)
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to unveil the European market version of the Outlander on-road SUV and to display the Prototype-X concept for the next-generation high-performance 4WD sedan at the 77th Geneva International Motor Show in March. The 2007 Geneva Motor Show runs from March 6 through March 18 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex, opening to the general public on March 8.
The Outlander on-road SUV to be unveiled at the 2007 Geneva Show raises the bar on (...)
If Geneva show-goers felt a sense of dÃ©jÃ vu at the Mitsubishi stand, it was probably no surprise. The new CZC, the third member of the European Colt family, is essentially unchanged from the concept version that debuted a year ago in Switzerland. The 2+2 is the latest in a growing pantheon of hardtop convertibles, and is scheduled to go on sale this coming spring.