Mitsubishi’s stand at the
Sized to share components with the new Lancer lineup, the cX stresses affordability and sustainability, from its clean-diesel engine to its dual-clutch gearbox. The engine is a 134-hp version of Mitsubishi’s upcoming clean diesel, a 1.8-liter four with variable geometry turbocharging and particulate filters. It’s coupled to a Twin Clutch transmission, reviving an old Mitsu badge for what is essentially the company’s version of the VW DSG idea, with clutchless shifting.
Though it’s been conceived as an on-road performer, the cX does sport some SUV-like credentials, like the split hatch in back. It also sports all-wheel drive derived from that in the new Outlander, including a locking four-wheel-drive range.
Styling is said to be derived from jets, down to the grille already in use on the Lancer lineup. Inside, the cX goes green with plant-based resins used in trim pieces and carpeting. A panoramic rear glass gives rear passengers a better view of the world outside.
Mitsubishi calls the cX a concept but a production crossover of this size and shape seems a sure thing. The next stop on the company’s auto-show tour, in
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