Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mitsubishi Concept-cX compact SUV

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is set to give its Concept-cX compact SUV its global unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Mitsu's interpretation of what a SUV/sports hatchback crossover looks like. The company states that the concept vehicle's 4.1m long body makes for easy maneuverability around town and the high driving position improves visibility and will bring the easy drivability expected of a SUV. Utility is enhanced with the split tailgate already well received on the production Outlander for the way it facilitates loading and unloading of luggage.

And from the rear three quarter ...The concept vehicle will be powered by a new Euro 5 compliant high-output, high-efficiency 1.8l clean diesel engine featuring a variable geometry (VG) turbocharger and a diesel oxidation catalyst, with a diesel particulate filter.

All that's missing are the photon torpedoes and trans-warp drive ...This will be mated to the company's new Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission). The vehicle will also feature Mitsubishi's electronically-controlled 4WD system and large 225/45R19 tyres.

Now, that looks like a handy place to put the rolled-up newspaper ...Among the number of new environmental technologies applied in the Concept-cX is the extensive use of interior trim materials made from Mitsubishi's own Green Plastic, including bamboo and other plant-based resins, as part of the company's conservation efforts.
The company will also introduce the European version of the new Lancer sports sedan in Frankfurt, with three engines available for the market - a 138bhp 2.0l turbocharged diesel and two DOHC MIVEC petrol units, a 1.8l offering 141bhp and a 1.5l putting out 107bhp.

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