The Mitsubishi Concept-cX is a concept car developed by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, and first exhibited at the 62nd Frankfurt Motor Show in July 2007. It was also exhibited at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in September the same year.
Designed for the growing mini crossover SUV market niche, promotional material for the car concentrated heavily on its environmentally friendly attributes. It is powered by a 1.8 litre four cylinder turbodiesel engine, mated to the company’s new SST twin-clutch transmission, and meets the Euro V 2009 European emission standards. Much of the interior trim uses Mitsubishi’s Green Plastic, a plant-based resin material not derived from petroleum as traditional plastics are. An eventual production version of the Concept-cX would face rivals such as the Daihatsu Terios, Suzuki SX4 and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Mitsubishi’s Concept cX after the automaker took the wraps off its dual-purpose crossover. The AWD concept draws cues from the recently redesigned Lancer, with a mildly raked front clip, tautly drawn headlamps, a gaping maw and a duo of heavily accented swage lines that flank the hood and sides. Power comes via a 134 HP 1.9-liter variable turbine geometry-equipped turbo diesel making 206 lb.-ft. of torque. Grunt is sent to all four wheels via a dual-clutch SST automated manual transmission, while the exterior is made of more eco-friendly elements, including organic resin from bamboo.
You can read through Mitsubishi’s full press release after the jump, and check out the full gallery below.
MITSUBISHI released new photos and information on the MITSUBISHI Concept cX that will be unveiled at Frankfurt. The MITSUBISHI Concept cX is powered by a 1.8 liter clean diesel engine with a variable geometry (VG) turbocharger and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) with diesel particulate filter (DPF) in the exhaust system for compliance with Europe’s Euro 5 emission standards.
The MITSUBISHI Concept-cX is a new-generation compact SUV that realizes the ideal balance between environmental and everyday practical performance. The concept car is powered by a new Euro 5 compliant high-output,
high-efficiency 1.8-liter clean diesel engine mated to Mitsubishi’s new Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) that delivers superior power transmission efficiency. This powertrain delivers zippy performance with excellent fuel economy and low emissions. Among the number of new environmental technologies applied in the Concept-cX is the extensive use of interior trim materials made from Mitsubishi’s own Green Plastic — made from bamboo and other plant-based resins — part of an effort to stop global warming and slow the depletion of oil reserves.
MITSUBISHI Concept-cX product features
* The MITSUBISHI Concept-cX is a compact car that creates a new SUV/sports hatchback crossover category; a crossover that stirs a sense of adventure to “cut a swathe” through the hustle and bustle of urban life. The design gives the exterior a purposeful and functional form using a dynamic wedge shape and large tires. The front visage combines the inverted-slant nose with trapezoidal grille that defines the new Mitsubishi Motors design identity and tailors this to the car’s crossover pedigree to project an appearance that is aggressive and powerful. MITSUBISHI Concept cX new info Gallery: MITSUBISHI Concept cX new info
The interior uses a modern and sporty design that engenders a sense of expectation about the car’s performance and melds this with a high level of comfort. By visually accenting the strength of the underlying frame structure and through the contrasting use of soft padding, the design creates an interior space that wraps its occupants in a protective and comfortable cocoon.
* The concept car uses a new high-output, high-efficiency 1.8-liter clean diesel engine, featuring a variable geometry (VG) turbocharger for optimum boost control and a diesel oxidation catalyst
(DOC) with diesel particulate filter (DPF) in the exhaust system for compliance with Europe’s Euro 5 emission standards. The power unit is mated to Mitsubishi’s new Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) which delivers superior power transmission efficiency in a powertrain that realizes zippy performance with excellent fuel economy and low emissions.
* MITSUBISHI Concept-cX employs interior trim materials made from Mitsubishi’s own Green Plastic — made from plant-based resins — in a step to stop global warming and slow the depletion of oil reserves.
* In its packaging MITSUBISHI Concept-cX ‘s 4100 mm compact body makes for easy maneuverability
around town and the high driving position improves visibility and brings the easy drivability expected of a SUV. Utility is enhanced with the split tailgate already well received on the Outlander for the way it facilitates loading and unloading of luggage. In the performance department, Concept-cX also uses Mitsubishi’s electronically-controlled 4WD system and large 225/45R19 tires to deliver outstanding handling performance and stability both on tarmac and off-road.