Mitsubishi has revealed a new Compact Crossover based on their Global mid-sized platform. On sale in Japan in early 2010.
Mitsubishi is working to re-align itself in the market place. It wants to be seen as a manufacturer of ‘environment-friendly passenger cars & crossovers’ instead of an SUV focused manufacturer. It sees cars like the i-MiEV, Colt, Lancer, Grandis and Outlander as the future, although it intends remaining in the ‘Authentic off-roader’ segment with cars like the Shogun.
The new Compact Crossover is based on Mitsubishi’s 2007 Concept c-X car and uses Mitsubishi’s Global Mid-Sized Platform, currently used on the Outlander and Lancer. The original c-X Concept used a 134bhp 1.8 diesel, but it seems likely that the new Compact Crossover will have a chocie of clean petrol and diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid version (as seen in the PX-MiEV Concept shown at Tokyo).
The new Mitsubishi Compact Crossover will go on sale in Japan in the early new year and will show at Geneva in the Spring (2010) before launching in Europe and the rest of the world during 2010.