October 15, 2007
Mitsubishi Motors announces line-up for the Tokyo Motor Show
Mitsubishi i Miev Sport (top); Concept ZT (middle) and Concept CX. Click image to enlarge
Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has announced that it will introduce three concept cars at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. The company will unveil the i MiEV Sport, Concept-ZT and Concept-cX.
Based on the i MiEV electric concept car, the i MiEV Sport features in-wheel motors in front, plus Super All-Wheel Control, the company’s vehicle dynamics control system. The concept features a “fastback” exterior design, simplified interior styling, blue LED lighting and light green pearlescent paint. The vehicle is built on an aluminum space frame with rear-midship design, and with its battery installed in the lowest area under the floor for better weight distribution and centre of gravity.
The Concept-ZT uses a high-powered 2.2-litre clean diesel engine, twin-clutch transmission and “green” plastic in its interior, for performance with environmental consideration. Its safety features include pre-crash safety, a lane-drift warning system, driving assistance technology, a parking assistance system and pop-up hood for pedestrian crashworthiness.
The Concept-cX, named for “compact crossover”, uses a newly-developed 1.8-litre clean diesel engine and twin-clutch transmission. The company positions it as a “soft roader” for on-road use.