It may be only mid-January, but Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is already out front of the Geneva Motor Show with a glimpse at the “Mitsubishi Concept Global Small” that premieres at the international venue. The Global Small is a concept version of the production passenger car that Mitsubishi will begin producing in March 2010 at its third new factory in Thailand.
The Concept Global Small, says the automaker, is based on the attributes of compact, high fuel efficiency, and affordability.
Details of the Concept Global Small released by Mitsubishi include:
- The compact car will comfortably seat five adults.
- Start/stop technology – what Mitsubishi calls “an idling stop mechanism” – will be used.
- A 1.0 – 1.2-liter engine will power the car, which will also feature regenerative braking.
- Body shape greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance.
- Significant weight has been trimmed from the small car.
- Other highlights of the Concept Global Small include reduced engine running resistance, new generation continuously variable transmission (CVT), brakes, and tires.
Family Car Guide will bring you more details on the Concept Global Small – including any plans from Mitsubishi to bring the compact production car to the U.S. -- as they become available.
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