Thursday, September 06, 2007

Mitsubishi Concept-cX

2007 Mitsubishi Concept-cX
Mitsubishi Press Release

Mitsubishi Concept-cX 2007The Mitsubishi Concept-cX is a compact car that creates a new SUV/sports hatchback crossover category; a crossover that stirs a sense of adventure to "cut a swathe" through the hustle and bustle of urban life. The design gives the exterior a purposeful and functional form using a dynamic wedge shape and large tyres. The front visage combines the inverted-slant nose with trapezoidal grille that defines the new Mitsubishi Motors design identity and tailors this to the car's crossover pedigree to project an appearance that is aggressive and powerful. The interior uses a modern and sporty design that engenders a sense of expectation about the car's performance and melds this with a high level of comfort. By visually accenting the strength of the underlying frame structure and through the contrasting use of soft padding, the design creates an interior space that wraps its occupants in a protective and comfortable cocoon.

The concept car uses a new high-output, high-efficiency 1.8-litre clean diesel engine, featuring a variable geometry (VG) turbocharger for optimum boost control and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) with diesel particulate filter (DPF) in the exhaust system for compliance with Europe's Euro 5 emission standards. The power unit is mated to Mitsubishi's new Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) which delivers superior power transmission efficiency in a powertrain that realises zippy performance with excellent fuel economy and low emissions.

Mitsubishi Concept-cX 2007Mitsubishi Concept-cX employs interior trim materials made from Mitsubishi's own Green Plastic — made from plant-based resins — in a step to stop global warming and slow the depletion of oil reserves.

In its packaging Mitsubishi Concept-cX 's 4100 mm compact body makes for easy manoeuvrability around town and the high driving position improves visibility and brings the easy drivability expected of a SUV. Utility is enhanced with the split tailgate already well received on the Outlander for the way it facilitates loading and unloading of luggage. In the performance department, Concept-cX also uses Mitsubishi's electronically-controlled 4WD system and large 225/45R19 tyres to deliver outstanding handling performance and stability both on tarmac and off-road.

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