SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 39, October 1, 2009

Spy Shots—Turbo on Tap for Mitsubishi's new 5-door Hatch?

Mitsubishi cX

Mitsubishi first showed off its "cX" crossover concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the sub-Outlander CUV has now hit the roads in Europe. Brenda Priddy's photographers captured these snaps of what Priddy says is the near production-ready cX.

"The overall shape of the cX concept seems intact, although it looks as if the production model has grown a bit, especially behind the rear doors," Priddy says. "It comes as no surprise that Mitsubishi's 'fighter-jet' nose, along with aggressive headlights and taillights, appear on this test car. We can also see that the character lines on the doors of the cX concept have translated to the production model."

It's still unclear whether this new car will ride on Mitsubishi's Colt or GS platform, the latter underpinning the Lancer. Power is expected from a line of naturally aspirated four cylinders, the top line model possibly offering a turbocharged powerplant.

This five-passenger CUV will be a global product and will go on sale first in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2010. European sales will start shortly after in early 2011.

Mitsubishi cX

Photos copyright Brenda Priddy & Company. Reuse or reproduction without copyright holder's consent is prohibited.

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