Mitsubishi Will Introduce Concept Global Small Car in Geneva
The company is enjoying sales success in most parts of the globe except for the United States, where it could use a stronger sales total. Its 2010 sales were up 3 percent but that actually lags behind an overall growth in sales of about 7 percent.
The features of the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small include good maneuverability and easy operation, an inherent of a compact car, accomplished in to an efficient package that can comfortably seat five adults, according to Mitsubishi. 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.
Mitsubishi 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 (including includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO) have already been shipped to Europe within three months since its start of production and shipment in October 2010.
The following cars will be shown in Geneva:
- MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small
- i-MiEV (European-spec model)
- ASX (European-spec model, RVR in Japan, Outlander Sport in the United States)
- Montero (Shogun in some markets)
- L200 (Built in Thailand)
- Lancer Sportback (Galant Fortis Sportback in Japan)
- Lancer Evolution (Lancer Evolution X in Japan)