Mitsubishi Motors announced their vehicle lineup for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, with the global debut of the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small as the main highlight.
The Mitsubishi Concept Global Small is a small compact aiming towards affordability and high fuel efficiency (CO2 emissions in the mid 90g/Km range) which can accommodate five adults and which is most probably a preview for the next generation Colt.
What enables the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small to achieve high efficiency levels are features like reduced weight, an aerodynamic body, a 1.0 – 1.2L class compact engine equipped with regenerative braking and idling stop technology as well as a new generation CVT.
Other models to be unveiled by the Japanese automaker during press days at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will be the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the ASX.
Mitsubishi press release :
Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show
Tokyo, January 18, 2011 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will give the global premiere of the MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small (show model), a concept car based on the features of "compact", "affordability", and "high fuel efficiency" at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 1 through March 13 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 3). MMC will display a total of 12 vehicles (6 during press days), including vehicles already on sale in Europe, in addition to the 100% electric i-MiEV, of which about 2,500 units*1 have already been shipped to Europe within three months since its start of production and shipment in October 2010.
*1: This number includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO.
The MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small is the concept model of the compact passenger vehicle that is planned for production in March of 2012 at the MMC’s new third factory in Thailand.
The features of the MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small include good maneuverability and easy operation, an inherent of a compact car, accomplished in to a highly efficient package that can comfortably seat five adults. In addition, the MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small achieves top-of-class fuel efficiency, with CO2 emissions in the mid-90g/km range due to:
* Usage of an idling stop mechanism
* A 1.0 – 1.2L class compact engine equipped with a regenerative braking system
* Weight trimming to the most complex parts
* Reduced running resistance in the engine, new-generation CVT, brakes, and tires
* A body shape that greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance.
Display Vehicle List
|Model Name||No. of Vehicles||Notes|
|MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small||1||1||Concept car, show model|
|ASX||2||2||European-spec model, RVR in Japan, Outlander Sport in the United States|
|Pajero||–||1||Montero or Shogun in some markets|
|L200||–||1||Built in Thailand|
|Lancer Sportback||–||1||Galant Fortis Sportback in Japan|
|Lancer Evolution||–||1||Lancer Evolution X in Japan|
|Colt||–||1||Built in Europe|