Mitsubishi lineup at NAIAS in Detroit

Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at 2008 North American International Auto Show Tokyo, January 14, 2008 8212; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA, based in Cypress California) will give the MITSUBISHI ...

Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at 2008 North American International Auto Show

Tokyo, January 14, 2008 8212; Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA, based in Cypress California) will give the MITSUBISHI Concept-RA*1 its global premiere at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (the Detroit Motor Show). MITSUBISHI Concept-RA is a sport coupe concept that fuses a passion for dynamic, exciting driving with a heightened sensitivity for the environment thanks to a clean, efficient drivetrain. The concept is powered by a new high-output, high-efficiency clean diesel engine and Twin Clutch SST*2 automated manual transmission, driving Mitsubishi Motors' advanced S-AWC*3 vehicle dynamics control system. The 2008 NAIAS runs from January 13 to 27 at the Cobo Center in Detroit and opens to the general public on January 19.

Also on the MMC stand at the Detroit Motor Show will be two new additions to the Lancer*4 series. The 2.0-liter Lancer sedan is joined by a new a 2.4-liter DOHC MIVEC*5 engine variant and, in the summer, will also be joined by the Lancer Ralliart model. The Ralliart will be powered by a new 4-cylinder 2.0-liter MIVEC turbocharged engine that develops maximum output 177 kW (240 PS) and 343 Nm (35kg-m).

MMC will also be showing its new-generation high-performance 4WD sedan Lancer Evolution*6 (unveiled in fall 2007) that gives drivers of all abilities access to Mitsubishi's dynamic driving experience by underpinning exhilarating road performance with intuitive control, security and safety. The MMC stand will also feature a chassis model of Mitsubishi Motors' S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system while visitors may physically experience the benefits conferred by this advanced system in the "S-AWC Theater" simulation booth. Exhibits underlining Mitsubishi Motors' commitment to environmental responsibility and used in the MITSUBISHI Concept-RA include: a fuel-efficient next-generation clean diesel engine developed to U.S. emissions standards (Tier 2 Bin 5 emission regulations); the Twin Clutch SST automated manual transmission, which realizes superb levels of power transmission efficiency; and a selection of interior trim materials using Mitsubishi's own Green Plastic plant-based resins.

-credit: mitsubishi

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