September 10, 2007

Mitsubishi to introduce three new concepts at Tokyo show

Mitsubishi Concept ZT
Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport
Mitsubishi Concept ZT (top) and i MiEV Sport. Click image to enlarge

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Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors will introduce three new concept cars at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show, which opens in late October. The company will present the world premieres of the i MiEV Sport, the Concept-ZT, and the Concept-cX.

Based on the i MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle), the Sport “maximizes the sporty possibilities of the zero-emissions electric vehicle,” the company says. The concept vehicle uses in-wheel motors, plus the company’s S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system, to achieve performance with environmental friendliness.

The Concept-ZT “showcases an advanced level of driving pleasure, safety and environmental responsibility – Mitsubishi Motor’s vehicle strategy – wrapped in a realistic package,” the company says. The vehicle is powered by a newly-developed 2.2-litre clean diesel engine mated to a new twin-clutch sport-shift transmission, and includes advanced active and passive safety technology, including a pop-up hood.

The Concept-cX compact SUV uses a new 1.8-litre clean diesel engine with twin-clutch transmission; the company positions it as a “soft roader” for on-road use. Many of the interior components are made of “Green Plastic”, Mitsubishi’s unique plant-based resin technology.

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