Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will premiere its Mitsubishi ASX all-new compact crossover at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show held at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland in March 2010.
The Mitsubishi ASX is the European-spec version of the Japanese Mitsubishi RVR which is slated to go on sale in Japan from February 2010. MMC's new compact crossover will seat 5 and will be sequentially introduced in European countries from late spring 2010, aimed at expanding MMC's passenger car footprint in the region, following in the footsteps of the larger and recently redesigned Outlander mid-size crossover.
Amongst other available powertrains, the European-spec version will be fitted with an all-new Euro 5-compliant 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine jointly developed by MMC and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and will feature "Automatic Stop & Go" technology. Together with a 6-speed manual transmission, this combination will provide high environmental efficiency.