30 January 2006

Mitsubishi gears up for Geneva

Manufacturer is set to wow European crowds with its new 'Evo X'

Mitsubishi Evo-X

Mitsubishi is set for a busy time at the Geneva motor show with the first sighting in Europe of the Concept-X - which points the way for the Evo X - and the world unveiling of the Concept-EZ MIEV.

The Concept-X, first revealed at last year's Tokyo show, uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, six-speed sequential gearbox and full-time four-wheel drive.

Mitsubishi has stated that this concept is close to what the next Evo performance model will look like.

The Concept-EZ MIEV shows off Mitsubishi's thoughts on the future of electric vehicles.

This concept car uses individual electric motors in each of its four wheels, powered by a lithium-ion battery tucked under the car's floor.

Each electric motor produces 27bhp, giving a total output of 108bhp.

Other features of this concept are drive-by-wire technology and fold-away seats that allow various passenger and luggage options inside the cabin.

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