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Mitsubishi lineup at 2008 Geneva International Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to give the Prototype-S sport hatchback concept its global debut at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 4 through March 16 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 6). Also included in Mitsubishi Motors' 16-model stand (13 on Press Days) are: the i MiEV (dubbed the i-EV in Europe) and the Lancer Evolution (Lancer Evolution X on the Japanese market). The i MiEV is a new-generation electric vehicle under evaluation for export to international markets and currently undergoing fleet monitoring in Japan; Lancer Evolution is a new-generation high-performance 4WD sedan that allows all drivers to experience enjoy the highest levels of fun-to-drive performance safely and with confidence.

Making its global debut at the Geneva Show, the Prototype-S is derived from the Lancer sports sedan (Galant Fortis on the Japanese market) currently on sale in most Mitsubishi Motors markets worldwide.

Distinguished by the inverted-slant nose with trapezoidal grille front fascia that comprise the Mitsubishi Motors new design identity, and with purposeful, wide-and-low proportions; Prototype-S uses exterior lines to craft a shape that is powerful and sporty. The use of 225/40R19 tires on 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels adds to the tautly muscular and road-hugging image the styling projects.

Prototype-S uses a new 2.0-liter MIVEC*1 4-cylinder DOHC intercooled / turbocharged engine, developing maxima of 240 PS and 35 kg-m that will also power the Lancer Ralliart due to go on sale in North America in the summer of 2008. The power unit is mated to Mitsubishi Motors's high-efficiency Twin Clutch SST*2 automated manual transmission that gives the driver simple control of and feel-good access to the car's exhilaratingly sporty performance. The full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi Motors' Active Center Differential (ACD) that uses an electronically controlled multi-plate hydraulic clutch to optimally tailor front / rear drive torque vectoring to different driving conditions and deliver the best balance between steering response and traction.
*1 MIVEC : Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system
*2 SST : Sport Shift Transmission
  1. Prototype-S specification
    Length (mm) 4,585
    Width (mm) 1,760
    Height (mm) 1,480
    Wheelbase (mm) 2,635
    F/R track (mm) 1,530/1,530
    Occupants 5
    Engine 2L MIVEC 4-cylinder DOHC with intercooler/turbocharger
    Max. output 177 kW (240ps)
    Max. toque 343 Nm (35kgm)
    Driveline Full-time 4WD (with ACD)
    Transmission Twin Clutch SST
    Tires 225/40R19

  2. Mitsubishi Motors lineup at 2008 Geneva Motor Show
    Model No. on display
    (Press days)
    No. on display
    (Public days)
    Prototype-S 1 1 Show car. World premiere.
    Pajero Evolution 1 1 Show car. 2008 Dakar Rally Model
    i-EV 1 1 " i MiEV " in Japan
    Lancer Evolution 2 2 " Lancer Evolution X " in Japan
    Outlander 2 2 Built in Japan
    Lancer 2 2 " Galant Fortis " in Japan
    Pajero 1 1  
    L200 1 1 Built in Thailand, "Triton" in selected markets.
    Colt CZC 1 1 Built in Europe
    Colt CZT - 1 Built in Europe
    Colt 1 2 Built in Europe
    Grandis - 1  
    Total 13 16  

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