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Mitsubishi - Prototype-S

Original name: 三菱 プロトタイプ S


Tokyo, February 26, 2008 — 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

 

SOURCE: Mitsubishi

Shows

2008  Geneva

Types

Hatchback

Picture places

Mitsubishi 

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