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Mitsubishi Shows Off its Concept Global Small Car

By Motortrend India Staff   |   19 January,2011

Just before its premier at the upcoming 81st Geneva International Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors has revealed its ‘MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small’ (show model). The car is scheduled to roll-off the company‘s assembly plant in Thailand in March 2012. The Japanese carmaker claims that the car is capable of carrying five people while achieving high fuel efficiency along with low CO2 emissions in the mid-90g/m range.

Other details that the company has revealed are a start/stop mechanism and 1.0 and 1.2 litre engine that powers the car. Another attractive feature is regenerative braking system. In order to enhance the fuel efficiency of the car, and minimize CO2 emissions of the car, the company will use light-weight parts and an aerodynamic exterior.

The car is expected to reach the Indian market too, since it is going to be manufactured in Thailand. In fact, if that happens, Mitsubishi can attempt to regain its lost market share since most of its vehicles appeal to a high-profile enthusiast category where numbers are hard to generate. The small car segment on the other hand is one of the fastest growing in the world and the growth trend is expected to continue for a good time.

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