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Mitsubishi Concept Global Small

Mitsubishi new concept Global Small vehicle

Mitsubishi will show a concept of its new Global Small vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Mitsubishi Concept Global Small (we assume it will have a better name before it is launched) is a compact passenger vehicle that is planned for production in March 2012 in Thailand. The company says the car is based on the features of ‘compact’, ‘affordability’, and ‘high fuel efficiency’.

The Concept Global Small will be able to seat five adults yet it will have good manoeuvrability and easy operation. The car is also expected to achieve class-leading fuel efficiency, with CO2 emissions in the mid-90 g/km range. This is thanks to a 1.0-1.2-litre compact engine with a regenerative braking system; an idling stop mechanism; reduced running resistance in the engine, new-generation CVT, brakes, and tyres; weight reduction; and an aerodynamic body.

The 100% electric i-MiEV will also be on display , of which about 2,500 units (including the Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO) have already been shipped to Europe within the three months since the start of production in October 2010.

There will be a further 12 vehicles on the Mitsubishi stand, including vehicles already on sale in Europe.

The 81st Geneva International Motor Show runs from 1 March to 13 March at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (it opens to the general public on 3 March).