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Mitsubishi Concept news - cXy muthatrucker - 2008

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Mitsubishi is shaping up to be one of the star attractions
of the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Alongside the unveiling of the Lancer saloon and Evo X,
we’ll get a butcher’s at the Concept-cX.

The cX not only mixes up its upper and lower cases - a
growing trend for concepts - but it also mixes up elements of small SUV and
family saloon.

Based on the Lancer platform, the cX has a raised ride
height, is fitted with four-wheel drive and uses environmentally friendly

The engine is an eco-friendly 1.8-litre turbodiesel coupled
to a manual gearbox that does away with the clutch pedal in favour of a
twin-clutch set-up. This engine and transmission combo is expected to appear on
production Mitsubishis from 2009 - paving the way for (whisper it) a diesel Evo

No word on whether the cX will ever make it into production,
but it does point the way for the Lancer estate, due later in 2008.

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