Tokyo, January 18, 2011 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil the Mitsubishi Concept Global Small (show model) at a global premiere during the 81st Geneva International Motor Show. The Concept Global Small is a concept car based on the ideas “compact”, “affordability”, and “high fuel efficiency.”
MMC will display a total of 12 vehicles (six during press days), including vehicles already on sale in Europe, at the Geneva International Motor Show, March 1st to March 13th at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 3rd). The vehicles on display will be in addition to the 100 per cent electric i-MiEV, of which approximately 2,500units*1 have been shipped to Europe in the three months since start of production and shipment in October 2010.
*1: This number includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO.
The Mitsubishi Concept Global Small is the concept model of the compact passenger vehicle that is planned for production from March 2012 at MMC’s new, third factory in Thailand.
The Mitsubishi Concept Global Smallfeatures qualities inherent in a compact car such as good maneuverability and easy operation. This is accomplished in a highly efficient package that can comfortably seat five adults. In addition, the MitsubishiConcept Global Smallachieves top-of-class fuel efficiency, with CO2 emissions in the mid-90g/km range due to:
Usage of an idling stop mechanism
A 1.0 – 1.2L class compact engine equipped with a regenerative braking system
Weight trimming to the most complex parts
Reduced running resistance in the engine, new-generation CVT, brakes, and tyres
A body shape that greatly reduces aerodynamic resistance